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Correctional Officers stop person in custody attacking staff

     Correctional officers of Tai Lam Correctional Institution stopped a person in custody attacking an officer this afternoon (January 30).

     At 2.23pm, the 25-year-old male person in custody refused to obey the order of staff to change working dress in the laundry workshop. He suddenly turned emotional and attacked a correctional officer on the neck with hand. Officers at scene immediately stopped him. OC foam was used to subdue the person in custody after warnings were given in vain.

     The correctional officer and the assailant sustained minor injuries during the incident. After examination and treatment provided by the medical officer at the centre hospital, both of them did not need to be sent to public hospital.

     The Correctional Services Department has referred the incident to the Police for investigation.

     The assailant was sentenced for the offence of burglary.

Ends/Monday, January 30, 2017
Issued at HKT 22:30