LITTLE VILLAGE — One Cook County Sheriff's correctional officer and eight jail detainees were sent to the hospital after they were injured in fights at the Cook County Jail on Tuesday night, officials said.
At about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, paramedics were called to the jail's Division 9, a maximum security facility, for reports of multiple injures, said Chicago Fire spokesman Larry Langford.
Paramedics transported nine injured people — one correctional officer and eight detainees — to three area hospitals — St. Anthony Hospital, Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Stroger Hospital. Some of those injured were stabbed and some were battered, Langford said.
One correctional deputy was struck by a food tray that was thrown during a fight, said Sophia Ansari, a Cook County Sheriff's office spokeswoman.
About a dozen ambulances responded to the scene. None of the injuries were life threatening.
Additional individuals were also injured in the incident, but jail officials were able to treat them on the scene, Langford said. A second correctional officer was injured during an altercation, Ansari said, but was not transported to the hospital, Langford said.
The Cook County Sheriff's office is investigating the source of the fights and weapons used in the altercations, Ansari said.
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