ANGOLA, La. (AP) -- Guards at Louisiana State Penitentiary opened fire on a man accused of ramming his car through the prison's gates, hitting a prison investigator inside the complex after kidnapping his two children from Terrebonne Parish.

Angola Assistant Warden Cathy Fontenot tells The Advocate ( ) authorities do not know why Floyd Tillman drove with his children to Angola.

Fontenot says Tillman approached the gates then retreated several times before driving through the barriers Sunday afternoon, amid gunfire from guards.

Fontenot and Warden Burl Cain said guards knew the children were inside the car but they followed protocol in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

Fontenot says no injuries were reported from the gunfire and the investigator sustained minor injuries.

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