A press conference has been called for this morning after a riot at the NT’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre last night.
Emergency services, including all available police, were called to the centre about 7 last night where a fire broke out.
Media are reporting that two of Don Dale’s buildings were seen to be on fire.
Youth were seen on the roofs on some of the buildings and at one stage are believed to have armed themselves with weapons.
The NT Government has plans to close Don Dale, in line with recommendations with the Royal Commission, and open a new facility close by at Pinelands.
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