The San Pedro Sula central prison was a site of chaos. Theories are abound about the cause of a fire that broke out there. The consensus thus far being that it was a diversion for an escape, or an attempt to overtake the prison.
Regardless of the cause, the result has been just that. Authorities are not in control of the prison in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
So far, one of the coordinators of the so-called “paisas”, inmates that are not linked to any of the two gangs operating in Honduras, has been beheaded.
The head of the prisoner was finally released by the inmates at the entrance area of the enclosure.
As of 1:00 pm, police confirmed that they have not entered the area, to avoid a repeat of the shooting this morning that left 12 dead.
Police sources said that prisoners have sent the police a list of demands to return control of the prison; and that if there was a failure to comply, they would kill another coordinator of the paisas.
It was most recently reported that the Cobras plan to enter the building to try to regain control.
Pompey Bonilla, Security Minister, made a quick inspection of the detention center but left the area without giving statements.
Dozens of relatives of prisoners have crowded outside the prison hoping for information about the status of loved ones inside.