Lockdown After Assault At Matsqui Institution

Abbotsford – On Saturday afternoon (February 3 @ 3:35PM), two inmates were found to have been victims of an assault at Matsqui Institution.

The injured inmates were immediately evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.

The assault has resulted in a serious injury to one of the inmates.

No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident.

The Warden has ordered a lockdown and an exceptional search of the entire institution.

Normal operations will resume when it is considered safe to do so.

Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.

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