Shortly after 2 a.m. this morning (9-6-21) members of the Canadian County Special Operations Team were activated to assist with an altercation in the county jail involving approximately 15-20 inmates. 

The assaults occurred following a temporary power outage at the county jail, and ended with approximately 6 inmates being transported to area hospitals with minor injuries. 

Upon on their arrival, the Special Operations Team made entry into the 60 bed pod where the incident occurred, ending the incident. 

“Although our investigation into the matter has just began, I believe the incident is most likely gang related,” said Chris West, Canadian County Sheriff.