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Injuries Reported Following Riot At Cimarron Correctional Facility

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CUSHING, Oklahoma -

Several people were being treated for injuries after a riot at the Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing, Wednesday evening.

Multiple units from the Payne County Sheriff's office and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) were called in to help get the situation under control. The rioting began sometime after 5 p.m. News 9 is told that everything was under control by 6 p.m.

What caused the riot is not known at this time. From Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD, multiple EMSA vehicles were parked in front of the vehicle. There has not been any official word on the total number of injuries or the severity. A total of 12 inmates were transported offsite to an area hospital for treatment. All injuries were non-life threatening, and two inmates have already been taken back to the correctional facility.

The facility remains on lockdown.

The Cimarron Correctional Facility is a private facility and not a part of the state department of corrections. The CCF is a medium and maximum security facility. It can hold approximately 1,650 inmates, 180 of whom in its maximum security wing.

Keep checking with News 9 and News9.com for more information. 

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