Jail guard ill over pack­age

The Gympie Times - - NATION -

A GUARD at Ade­laide’s Yatala pri­son is in a sta­ble con­di­tion in hospi­tal af­ter be­ing ex­posed to a sus­pi­cious pack­age thrown over the fence of the jail.

Po­lice, paramedics and fire crews were called to the sub­ur­ban North­field fa­cil­ity yes­ter­day morn­ing.

“One staff mem­ber has been taken to hospi­tal in a sta­ble con­di­tion with an uniden­ti­fied ill­ness,” De­part­ment for Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices Deputy Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Jackie Bray said.

The area was de­clared safe af­ter about two hours. The pack­age was seized for test­ing.

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