Officer assaulted at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that a custodial correctional officer has been injured during an incident involving a prisoner at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre this afternoon.

Initial information indicates that an officer was injured during a disturbance in a secure unit this afternoon.

Responding officers deployed chemical agents to subdue the prisoner, and the officer has been taken to hospital for assessment.

A crime scene has been established and CSIU will investigate the incident.

Management and senior officers are continuing to support the officer, their family and their colleagues.

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