Lockdown ordered at Atlantic Institution in Renous

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) says the Atlantic Institution in Renous is in lockdown after a number of inmates were assaulted on Friday night.

The CSC says the injured inmates were immediately evaluated by staff and then transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.

No staff members were injured, and Blackville RCMP are investigating the incident with the institution.

The Warden ordered the lockdown and search of part of the facility.