Three prison guards were injured in the attack. (Illustration) - G. VARELA / 20 MINUTES

Three guards of Arles prison were injured including one "seriously" on Saturday afternoon by a detainee with a knife during a parlor, we learned from the Bouches-du- police. Rhône. "Two guards were slightly injured and another more seriously, but his life is not in danger," said the departmental security of Bouches-du-Rhône, confirming information from Provence .

The detainee is holed up in the visiting rooms, but he is not holding anyone hostage. Visitors who were there were evacuated, said the same source. A regional intervention and security team is on site. The central house in Arles, which opened in 1991, accommodates detained persons sentenced to a long sentence or presenting risks. It is planned to accommodate 157 places.


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