Officials: No public threat after incident at Lieber Correctional

Officials: No public threat after incident at Lieber Correctional
Deputies respond to attempted jail break in Orangeburg County (Source: AP)

RIDGEVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Officials say there is no threat to public safety after an incident on Monday at Lieber Correctional Institute.

The Public Information Coordinator says inmates became disruptive during lunch around 1 p.m.

Authorities say emergency teams responded to an incident in the Edisto Unit B Wing of the center.

A report states the unit is secure and all inmates are in their cells.

"During this incident inmates did damage the housing unit," SCDC officials said.

No officers or staff were injured in the incident, according to officials.

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