Nova Scotia

Inmate suffers 'life threatening injuries' in attack at Burnside jail

Halifax Regional Police say a 46-year-old man, an inmate at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, was allegedly assaulted by a group of inmates on Monday night. They say he sustained life-threatening injuries and had to be taken to hospital.

46-year-old man taken to hospital on Monday after assault at Burnside jail

Police say a 46-year-old male inmate was assaulted by a group inmates at Burnside jail on Monday. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

A 46-year-old man who is an inmate at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was attacked on Monday night.

Halifax Regional Police were called to 90 Gloria McCluskey Avenue at 8 p.m. after a report of an aggravated assault. Police say the man was allegedly attacked by fellow inmates.

The man was taken to hospital following the attack.

Police are looking for more information and tips on what happened and can be reached at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).