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Correctional officers stop person in custody attacking staff

     Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre stopped a person in custody attacking staff yesterday (April 2).

     At 6.41pm yesterday, a 41-year-old male person in custody suddenly became emotional and attacked a correctional officer with his hand inside the reception office. 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, the officer sustained injury to his face. After examination and treatment by the institution medical officer, he was referred to a public hospital for further treatment. The assailant did not sustain any injury.

     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.

     The assailant was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of contravention of regulations during quarantine.

Ends/Friday, April 3, 2020
Issued at HKT 12:12