Kansas City police were called to the Jackson County juvenile detention center about 7:50 p.m. Monday to help quell a mini-riot, police said.
The juveniles started acting out and four of them escaped from their holding areas, prompting the call for help. Detention workers and police officers were able to calm the juveniles and find the four missing youths, who were still inside the building, police said. The incident was over by about 8 p.m. No one was hurt.
It marked the second time in about three weeks that police have been called to the jail at 625 E. 26th Street for a melee. Both incidents occurred on Monday nights. The first incident on Nov. 21 involved juveniles barricading themselves in a room and destroying furniture and equipment. Police sent dozens of officers and a tactical team and found two youths hiding in the false ceiling.