Atlantic Institution put in lockdown for search: CSC

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) says the Atlantic Institution in Renous is in lockdown.

In a release, the CSC says an "exceptional search" was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, staff, and inmates.

The lockdown was put in place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

No other details have been provided.

Anyone who had already planned a visit are asked to contact the Institution directly.