Brief hostage taking at N.S. womens prison under investigation

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TRURO, N.S. (TM) - Correctional Services Canada officials are trying to determine how an inmate at the Nova Institution for Women was able to take a guard hostage for nearly three hours last Friday.

TRURO, N.S. (TM) - Correctional Services Canada officials are trying to determine how an inmate at the Nova Institution for Women was able to take a guard hostage for nearly three hours last Friday.

''The incident is being investigated,'' said Gail Baker, the institution's assistant warden of management services.

Correctional Services reported that a guard had been taken hostage by an inmate at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Negotiators, including the Emergency Response Team, were called in and the guard was released.

''No physical injuries occurred,'' Baker said, adding that services at the institution were restored to normal by about 7 a.m.

Organizations: Correctional Services, Nova Institution for Women

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