Guard ill af­ter jail stunt

The West Australian - - NEWS -

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 Metropoli­tan Fire Ser­vice crews were called to the sub­ur­ban North­field fa­cil­ity on yesterday morn­ing.

Depart­ment for Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices Deputy Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Jackie Bray said po­lice were con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate.

“One staff mem­ber has been taken to hos­pi­tal in a sta­ble con­di­tion with an uniden­ti­fied ill­ness,” Ms Bray said.

Po­lice said the MFS dealt with the hazardous ma­te­ri­als in­ci­dent but de­clared the area safe af­ter about two hours.

They said the pack­age had been seized for fur­ther test­ing.

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