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At Least Four Injured In Rikers Island Fight

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At least four correction officers and several inmates were hurt in a late night fight at Rikers Island.

A Department of Correction spokesperson tells NY1 that the fight broke out Friday night in a high-custody housing unit at the George R. Vierno Center.

Sources say that the correction officers were treated for exposure to a chemical agent, but they did not say what the chemical was.

Several inmates also suffered minor injuries.

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