N.B. prison guards in­jured in in­mate at­tack

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

MI­RAMICHI, N.B. — Two cor­rec­tions of­fi­cers from the max­i­mum se­cu­rity prison in north­east­ern New Brunswick were in­jured in an at­tack by an in­mate early Mon­day morn­ing while trans­port­ing the in­mate to hos­pi­tal. Sgt. Jody Whyte of the Mi­ramichi Po­lice Depart­ment said the in­ci­dent oc­curred shortly be­fore 2 a.m. as the of­fi­cers were tak­ing a male in­mate from At­lantic In­sti­tu­tion to the Mi­ramichi hos­pi­tal for treat­ment of pos­si­ble self-in­flicted wounds. “When they ar­rived at the hos­pi­tal and opened the rear doors, the in­mate at­tacked the cor­rec­tional of­fi­cers with an edged weapon,” Whyte said. “One cor­rec­tional of­fi­cer was stabbed twice. Both of­fi­cers and hos­pi­tal se­cu­rity were able to pin the in­mate down un­til po­lice ar­rived.” Both of­fi­cers were treated in hos­pi­tal and have since been re­leased. Whyte said the stabbed of­fi­cer was kept in hos­pi­tal for a few hours for ob­ser­va­tion be­fore he was re­leased. Whyte said po­lice don’t know if the in­mate was try­ing to es­cape or just at­tack the of­fi­cers. He said po­lice are not re­leas­ing more de­tails about the in­mate or the ex­act na­ture of the stab wounds at this time. The in­mate has been re­turned to the prison in Re­nous, and the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing. The Cor­rec­tional Ser­vice of Canada is also in­ves­ti­gat­ing but no one was im­me­di­ately avail­able for com­ment Mon­day af­ter­noon. The Cana­dian Press

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