BREAKING: Ware State Prison on lockdown after riot

August 2, 2020 at 10:19 AM EDT - Updated August 2 at 10:19 AM

WAYCROSS, Ga. (WTOC) - A state prison in Waycross is on lockdown after a riot broke out Saturday night.

Officials say the riot started around 10:40 p.m. and was under control with a facility lockdown at 1 a.m. Sunday.

The Georgia Department of Corrections confirmed in a statement Sunday morning that two guards and two inmates received non life-threatening injuries.

Waycross PD, Ware County Sheriff, Georgia State Patrol, and the GBI were all called to the scene.

Stay with WTOC as we continue to follow and update this developing story.

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