BRITISH COLUMBIA

Matsqui prison in Abbotsford, B.C., under lockdown after 'incident'

02/21/2015 06:33 EST | Updated 04/23/2015 05:59 EDT
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - An Abbotsford, B.C., prison was placed under lockdown after an incident on Friday.

A Correctional Service of Canada spokesman confirmed Matsqui Institution remained under lockdown on Saturday.

Jean-Paul Lorieau did not immediately provide further details of the incident that occurred.

Matsqui Institution is a medium-security federal prison located in Abbotsford, about 70 kilometres east of Vancouver.