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GUARDS TRANSPORTING PRISONERS CHARGED IN FIGHTING INCIDENT

One security guard pushed another out of a van Saturday as they fought while escorting eight federal prisoners from Memphis, Tenn., to Georgia.

Both guards were arrested, and none of the prisoners escaped, according to Atlanta station WSB-TV.

The two guards, who work for a private company that transports convicts, were drinking in the van before they started fighting, Calhoun police Officer Anthony Van Dyke told WSB.

The driver, identified as William Rothchild Rogers, stopped the van during the argument and pushed the other guard out, the report said.

The other guard, whose name was not released, was picked up along Interstate 75 and told authorities the prisoners had overpowered the guards and hijacked the van, taking one guard hostage.

When authorities found the van and stopped it, Rogers and the prisoners were taken into custody without incident.

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