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Person in custody attacks correctional officer at Shek Pik Prison

     A person in custody attacked a correctional officer at Shek Pik Prison today (March 3), causing injury to him.

     At about 3.04pm, the 39-year-old male person in custody turned emotional during an interview by officers and attacked one of the officers. The officers at scene applied OC foam to subdue him after repeated warnings were in vain.

     The officer sustained injury on his face and was referred to public hospital for further examination and treatment whereas the assailant sustained minor injury and was treated at the centre hospital.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The person in custody was serving sentence of imprisonment an offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs.

Ends/Monday, March 3, 2014
Issued at HKT 21:12

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