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2 Durham Detention Officers Injured

Posted March 20, 2008 3:45 p.m. EDT

Two detention officers at the Durham County Jail were injured Thursday morning during a "small-scale disturbance," authorities said.

The detention officers were trying to quell a fight between two inmates when one of the inmates attempted to assault a third inmate, authorities said. The disturbance was defused quickly, authorities said.

The detention officers, whose names weren't released, were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, authorities said.

The inmates involved in the disturbance weren't injured, authorities said.