EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) Authorities say a broken axle caused a delivery truck to crash into a fence at a south-central Kansas correctional facility.
The Wichita Eagle reported that the El Dorado Correctional Facility was placed on lockdown for more than two hours afterward.
Kansas Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay says the axle on a UPS tractor-trailer had just made a delivery when it broke shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. The truck went crashing into the fence but didn’t breach it.
Barkley says the fence wasn’t breached, and there was never a security risk.
Normal prison operations resumed before 5 p.m. after the truck was towed away and officials checked the fence.
The driver of the truck wasn’t injured.