Two inmates stabbed during fight at Burnside jail, man attacked while sleeping

Metro Halifax
Published on June 1, 2014
The Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility.
Jeff Harper - Metro Halifax


Halifax police are investigating an assault at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional facility that ended with two men in hospital.

A release from Halifax Regional Police states that the disturbance started Sunday morning when a 45-year-old inmate walked into a cell where a 23-year-old man was sleeping, and began stabbing him with “some type of sharp object.”

When other inmates saw what was happening, they attacked the 45-year-old man.

The release states that, when police arrived around 8:45 a.m., the disturbance was over and all the parties involved had been separated.

The 45-year-old man and 23-year-old man were hospitalized with lacerations and stab wounds, but none of the injuries is considered life threatening.