Prison guard is taken to hospital with BITE wound after being attacked by ‘highly volatile’ inmate
- Queensland prison guard receives hospital treatment after inmate bites hand
- Brisbane Correctional Center guard helped prisoner during medical delivery
- He was then bitten in the hand by the prisoner before both were taken to hospital
- The incident is under investigation by the Corrective Services Investigation Unit
A prison guard is treated in hospital after being bitten in the hand by a ‘very excited and volatile’ inmate in Brisbane.
Queensland Corrective Services says the officer helped a detainee who had a medical emergency at the Brisbane Correctional Center around 5am on Thursday.
The prisoner allegedly bit the officer in the hand, QCS said.
A guard at Brisbane Correctional Center (pictured) has been rushed to hospital after being bitten in the hand by an inmate
The guard had to be treated at the scene before being rushed to hospital.
The prisoner was restrained and treated at the scene before being escorted to hospital.
Other guards at the scene were also assessed after getting blood on their clothing and skin.
The QCS says it does not yet know how serious the guard’s hand injury is.
It said the incident will be referred to the Corrective Services Investigation Unit for investigation.
Chief Inspector Rob Wood, general manager of the Brisbane Correctional Center, said the inmate was “very excited and volatile.”
The officer went on Thursday to help a prisoner who was suffering from a medical episode
“This has been a very difficult situation to manage, and our officers have done a remarkable job getting the prisoner under control and supporting their injured colleague,” Chief Supt Wood said.
“Every day our agents deal with complex and challenging individuals, and this incident shows the challenges agents face every day.”
Chief Supt Wood said the officers involved in the incident would receive “every possible support”.