Australian Youth Detention Centre Goes up in Flames After Escape Attempt

November 7, 2018 Updated: November 7, 2018

Buildings at Australia’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre were set alight on Nov. 6 after inmates tried to escape the facility.

According to Territory Families who run the centre in Darwin, detainees aged between 14 and 17 years old overpowered a staff member, before stealing their keys, accessing other inmates cells and arming themselves in an attempt to escape.

Some detainees were taken into police custody. None of them were injured but one staff member required medical treatment.

A police investigation continues.

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