Correctional officers stop person in custody attacking staff

    Correctional officers at Lo Wu Correctional Institution stopped a female person in custody attacking staff today (November 14).

    ‚ÄčAt 4.04pm, a 21-year-old female person in custody suddenly became emotional and attacked a correctional officer inside the interview room.  Officers at the scene immediately stopped her. OC foam was used to subdue the person in custody after warnings were given but in vain.

    During the incident, the officer sustained injury to her hand.  After receiving examination and treatment at institution hospital, she was sent 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 trafficking in a dangerous drug.

Ends/Saturday, November 14, 2020
Issued at HKT 19:55