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500 cells unlock at Maryland jail, no inmates escape

April 29, 2013 at 2:42 PM  |  Updated April 29, 2013 at 3:17 PM   |   Comments

April 29 (UPI) -- Officials at the Montgomery County Jail confirmed that locks on 500 cell doors burst open Saturday morning due to a computer glitch.

The Daily Mail reports that it took about an hour for all the locks to reset after they popped open at around 12:20 a.m. Fortunately, no inmates tried to escape.

The Montgomery County Jail is located in Boyds, Md. and has a computer-controlled security system. A similar incident, in which the looks all of a sudden disengaged, took place Tuesday.

Officials told local media they were investigating what caused the glitch.

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