Guard taken hostage at Kenora, Ont., jail, ministry confirms

Guard taken hostage at Kenora, Ont., jail, ministry confirms

A correctional officer at the Kenora, Ont., jail has been taken hostage by inmates, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services spokesman confirmed Friday.

Greg Flood said in a statement the ministry is deploying the Institutional Crisis Intervention Teams, as well as negotiators, to the jail.

“Efforts are underway to find a peaceful resolution to the situation,” Flood stated.

Flood stated there’s no threat to the community, as the “situation is contained within the secure part of the Kenroa Jail.”

No other details were immediately provided.

Published at Fri, 14 Sep 2018 17:11:59 -0400