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Gang fight at Brooklyn federal jail causes lockdown

Fri, September 30, 2016 3:09 PM | NYGIA (Administrator)

 The high-security Metropolitan Detention Center was on lockdown Wednesday after a violent brawl between MS-13 and Crips gang members at the federal lockup in Brooklyn.

At least five combatants were sent to the hospital, but none of the MDC's high-profile inmates, including former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke, former Converse CEO Jacob (Kobi) Alexander, two NYPD cops, and several accused terrorists, were injured, a source said.

The Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's office was preparing criminal charges against at least one gang member in connection with the melee, and others could still face charges in addition to their pending cases, sources said.


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