BRITISH COLUMBIA

Matsqui prison in Abbotsford, B.C., under lockdown after inmate stabbed

02/22/2015 03:55 EST | Updated 04/24/2015 05:59 EDT
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - A federal prison in Abbotsford, B.C., was placed under lockdown after an inmate was stabbed on Friday.

An official with the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers says Matsqui Institution remained under lockdown as of late Saturday night.

Gord Robertson says the inmate's injuries were "very serious" and he was airlifted to hospital.

He says the aggressor was moved out of the institution to another prison.

Correctional Service of Canada spokesman Jean-Paul Lorieau says there was an "incident" on Friday that prompted a lockdown.

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