Acapulco prison riot leaves 17 security guards injured
Authorities at the Acapulco prison were transferring inmates to federal prisons, which caused the riot and unrest.
Early Monday morning a riot occurred inside the Social Reinsertion Center (Cereso) or prison of Acapulco, Guerrero, during which 13 members of the State Police and four more of the National Guard (GN) were injured.
It was around 1:10 a.m. on Monday, when authorities at the Acapulco prison were transferring 25 women and 36 men deprived of their liberty to be transferred to federal prisons.
Faced with this action, around 50 inmates from other dormitories disturbed the order and organized themselves to try to prevent the transfer of their fellow inmates, in addition to demanding the resignation of prison officials, accusing them of various acts of corruption.
The prisoners occupied the government building of the Acapulco prison, for which anti-riot elements of the State Police carried out a dissuasion presence in the place.
The Secretary of Public Security of Guerrero, Evelio Méndez Gómez, arrived at the prison and security was reinforced by personnel from the Secretary of the Navy, the Mexican Army, the National Guard, and the Municipal Police inside and outside the Cereso.
The authorities reported that the situation was under control and clarified that no deaths were reported during the events.
Injured 17 state and National Guard elements
The Secretary of Public Security of the state of Guerrero informed that during these violent actions, 13 elements of the State Police and four of the National Guard were injured and are being attended by rescue and paramedic elements who arrived at the area of the problem.
Family members of the inmates of the Acapulco prison also arrived at the scene to verify the state of health of the inmates and so far there are no reports of any prison population requiring medical attention. So far, the place remains guarded by both state and federal authorities.