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Correctional officers stop person in custody attacking staff

     Correctional officers of Shek Pik Prison stopped a person in custody attacking an officer this afternoon (June 10).

     At 12.09pm, the 58-year-old male person in custody suddenly turned emotional and attacked a correctional officer with his hand on the way to Dayroom. Officers at the scene immediately stopped him and called for reinforcement.

     The correctional officer sustained injury to his chest during the incident, whilst the assailant reported headache and waist discomfort. After examination and treatment provided by the medical officer at the institution hospital, both the officer and the assailant were transferred to a public hospital for further treatment.

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

     The assailant was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of shooting at any person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Ends/Sunday, June 10, 2018
Issued at HKT 19:25