One Burnside jail inmate in hospital, five others charges in alleged attempted murder

Metro Halifax thebuzz@tc.tc
Published on June 22, 2014

The Central Nova Correctional Facility in Burnside.                 

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Halifax police say an inmate at the Central Nova Correctional Facility in Burnside is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed several times inside the provincial jail.

Police were called to the facility at 4:50 p.m. June 21 after receiving a call from correctional staff.

The 39-year-old victim was rushed to hospital by paramedics and his injuries are described as life threatening.

Five male inmates are now facing a variety of charges, including attempted murder, aggravated assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

All five men are due in Dartmouth provincial court at a later date.