Inmate assaults guard, throws furniture, food at Brandon jail, say police

A guard from the Brandon Correctional Centre is recovering after being attacked by an inmate.

Brandon police were called to the report of an assault at the city’s jail around 8:20 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators say the inmate assaulted a guard before going on to cause “extensive damage” within the jail by throwing furniture and food around the subunit where he was being held.

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The guard received “extensive injuries”, say police, and was rushed to hospital by ambulance. The guard has since been released from hospital.

A 21-year-old man was arrested Wednesday.

He is charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer, and mischief to property over $5,000.

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