Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre stopped a remand person in custody attacking staff today (August 6).
At 11.56am, a 40-year-old male remand person in custody suddenly became emotional and attacked two correctional officers with his hands while attending a disciplinary hearing inside the adjudication room. Officers at the scene immediately stopped him. OC foam was used to subdue the person in custody after warnings were given in vain.
During the incident, one of the officers sustained injury to his eye. After examination and treatment by the institution medical officer, he was referred to a public hospital for further treatment. Another officer sustained injury to his head while the assailant sustained injury to his hand. Both of them did not need to be sent out to a public hospital after examination and treatment by the institution medical officer.
The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.
The assailant was remanded for the charge of possession and use of forged identity cards.
Ends/Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Issued at HKT 19:30