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Baltimore Co. jail locked down, searched this week after fight
Baltimore Co. jail locked down, searched this week after fight

The Baltimore County Detention Center was locked down and closed to visitors for more than a day this week after a fight involving a dozen inmates, county officials confirmed Friday. Jail staff found five weapons made of ink pens in the day room where the fight occurred Monday evening, leading them to close the entire Towson facility from 7 a.m. Wednesday until about noon Thursday to search each cell, county spokeswoman Ellen Kobler said. About 10 percent of housing units at the jail were still locked down Friday as the investigation continued, she said. Kobler said the fight initially involved six men and eventually 12 were involved. It lasted about seven minutes. One inmate was taken...

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