SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Three juvenile Long Creek Youth Development Center residents assaulted a worker early Friday morning. The worker was assigned to provide coverage in the high risk unit.

The juvenile residents caused extensive property damage and managed get outside into the recreation area. The South Portland Police Department and the Maine Department of Corrections Special Operations Group assisted in securing the juveniles prior to escaping the secure area.

All three juveniles are facing escape charges, assault on an officer, and aggravated criminal mischief.