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Mississippi Highway Patrol assists with riot at Pike County Jail

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PIKE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Highway Patrol assisted the Pike County Sheriff's Office with a riot at the Pike County Jail just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

According to Corporal Brandon Fortenberry with MHP, five MHP units were sent to the jail, along with other agencies to contain the situation. 

Nineteen inmates were contained at that time and there were no injuries reported while MHP was on the scene. 

The MHP units left the jail just before 8:20 p.m. 

This is a developing story. We will update this as more information becomes available. 

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