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Correctional officers stop person in custody attacking staff

     Correctional officers of Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre stopped a person in custody attacking officers today (January 27).

     At 12.44pm, the 22-year-old male person in custody suddenly turned emotional and attacked a correctional officer with his hand inside the cell. Officers at scene immediately stopped him. OC foam was used to subdue the person in custody after warnings were given in vain.

     One of the officers sustained injury to his knee during the incident. After examination and treatment provided by the institution Medical Officer, he did not need to be sent out to public hospital. Whereas the assailant did not sustain injury. After examination by the institution medical officer, the assailant was referred to a public hospital for further examination as he was suspected to have delirium.

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

     The assailant was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of remaining in Hong Kong without authority.

Ends/Sunday, January 27, 2019
Issued at HKT 23:30