Riot breaks out at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary 70 years ago this hour (May 2 1946)

Video: 'Alcatraz Gun Battle (1946)'

(Thursday, May 2, 1946, 2:30 p.m. local time) — Violence erupted today during a foiled escape attempt at the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in San Francisco Bay. The Battle of Alcatraz would claim the lives of three inmates and two correctional officers before it was put down two days later.

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