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Vandalism triggered disturbance at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center

It took three hours for the area to be secured after the disturbance broke out on Monday.

More details are starting to emerge in the investigation into Monday's disturbance at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center.

According to Juvenile Court Media Specialist Mary Davidson, Unit 4 of the detention center was vandalized by some of the residents. A television was broken along with panes of glass. Ceiling tiles, showers, cell doors, and light fixtures were damaged.

The total cost of the damages is estimated at over $200,000.

It took three hours for the incident to be brought under control by 9:50 p.m.

According to reports, the incident at 9300 Quincy Avenue involved 12 juveniles. Five of them were removed and transported to the Justice Center. An additional seven were segregated from the other residents.

The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's office requested SWAT to the scene and Cleveland Police assisted to deescalate the situation. An exterior perimeter was created as officials investigated whether anyone was attempting to escape.

Two minor injures were reported, one juvenile and one deputy.

An investigation by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office has been initiated.

According to County officials, two of the juveniles involved are connected to the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Abdel Latif Bashiti on November 24.

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