Heated standoff breaks out at Bronx juvenile detention center; 8 in custody

According to police, a heated standoff occurred between security guards and eight male residents, who demanded control of a hall inside the detention center.

News 12 Staff

Jan 25, 2022, 6:13 PM

Updated 843 days ago

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Violence broke out overnight at the Horizon Juvenile Detention Center in the Bronx.
According to police, a heated standoff occurred between security guards and eight male residents, who demanded control of a hall inside the detention center.
A union spokesperson told News 12 that the tension has been ongoing for at least three days now and started after some residents snuck out of their unit to fight rival gangs.
Eight residents were placed into custody.


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