#AceBreakingNews – BRAZIL – October 14 – Brazil prisoners took at least 12 guards hostage in a riot at the Guarapuava prison, located in the southern state of Parana. “Twelve guards are being held hostage along with a group of inmates — we don’t know how many,” AFP quoted regional Secretary of State for Justice Elson Faxina as saying.
Some media reports said that more than 170 people were captured.
The reasons behind the latest riot have not been established. “We don’t know what is behind the rioting,” Faxina added.
The uprising began on Monday when prisoners attacked the guards during a work detail. It is not yet clear if there were any injuries in the prison, which houses almost 250 inmates.
Local television footage showed prisoners wearing hoods, armed with knives and clubs, on the roof along with the captured guards, who were no longer wearing their uniforms.
The Parana state justice secretariat is in charge with negotiating with the prisoners.
This incident follows another major prison riot in Parana’s town of Cascavel in August, which saw five inmates killed, two of them beheaded.
AFP – RT – AP – LOCAL MEDIA