Friday, May 19, 2006


BREAKING: An Incident At Gitmo (Video)

By Greg Tinti on May 19, 2006 at 11:46 AM


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Here's a clip of FOX News' Bret Baier explaining what went down. It was first reported as an uprising, but, as it turns out, it was more of skirmish. Breitbart/AP coverage:

Prisoners wielding improvised weapons clashed with guards trying to stop a detainee from committing suicide at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the military said Friday.

The fight occurred Thursday in a medium-security section of the camp as guards were responding to the fourth attempted suicide that day at the detention center on the U.S. Navy base, said Cmdr. Robert Durand.

Detainees used fans, light fixtures and other improvised weapons to attack the guards as they entered a communal living area to stop a prisoner who was trying to hang himself, Durand said.

Earlier in the day, three detainees in another part of the prison attempted suicide by swallowing prescription medicine they had been hoarding.

The detainees who took part in the clash with guards were moved to higher-security sections.

Those who attempted suicide received medical treatment, the military said. Their names were not released.

Michelle Malkin has more here.

UPDATE: FOX News is reporting that the prisoner who was trying to hang himself was not trying to commit suicide and instead was trying to trick the guards into entering the cell. As soon as the guards entered, they were attacked by the other detainees with their improvised weapons. The outcome: 6 detainees injured. 0 guards injured. Detainees still detainees.

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