Inmate assaulted at Dorchester Penitentiary

Officials are investigating an alleged assault in the medium security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary.

The Correctional Service of Canada says an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The inmate was evaluated by staff members and taken to an outside hospital for treatment.

Officials at the federal institution say the suspect has been identified and "appropriate actions have been taken."

The RCMP and the institution are investigating the incident.