Eight juveniles who escaped a mental health treatment facility in Florida have been captured, according to authorities.

8 Escaped Juveniles Captured After Riot Breaks Out At A Florida Mental Health Treatment Center

Eight juveniles who escaped a mental health treatment facility in Florida have been captured, according to authorities.
Sandy Pines Juvenile Treatment Facility (MCSO)

Eight juveniles who escaped a mental health treatment facility in Florida have been captured, according to authorities.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office was on-scene at Sandy Pines Juvenile Treatment Facility, where 8-juveniles escaped after a fight turned into a riot.

According to Martin County Sheriff’s Office, at least three people were injured in a riot, including one staff member.

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MCSO says that 50 of 130 residents of the center took part in this incident, broke windows, destroyed furniture, and engaged in a large fight before a group of juveniles broke out of the facility.

Multiple juveniles have been charged with various crimes, such as battery on a healthcare worker and resisting arrest.

Those individuals have been transported to a juvenile detention center in Ft. Pierce.

All of the juveniles who escaped from the Sandy Pines Treatment Center have been located. The facility was on lockdown.

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