Aiken County Detention Center resume normal operations following disturbance

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#UPDATE | According to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, normal operations have resumed at the detention center.


AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) — The Aiken County Detention Center is currently on lockdown.

NewsChannel 6 received a number of messages and phone calls about a possible riot at the detention center. According to the Aiken County Sherrif’s Office, there was an inmate who was causing a disturbance.

After the inmate didn’t comply with orders, “the entire pod became one big disturbance,” according to Captain Eric Abdullah of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

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Then jail staff pulled back from the facility and called in additional resources. “It was a massive response,” Capt. Abdullah added.

Count on NewsChannel 6 to keep you updated on this developing story.

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