UPDATE: Thursday, August 20, 2020 — RCMP have arrested and charged Mahad Mohammed Diblawe, 27, in relation to the assault. He has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
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A correctional officer at Stony Mountain Institution north of Winnipeg was sent to hospital Wednesday evening after being slashed in the throat.
The officer was assaulted at around 6:30 p.m. while working in the Structured Intervention Unit (SIU) and airlifted to hospital by STARS Air Ambulance.
The Correctional Service of Canada says the suspect has been identified and appropriate actions have been taken.
The officer was treated in hospital and released.
RCMP and the institution are investigating the incident.
STAR 7 (Winnipeg) has been dispatched for a Scene Call Emergency in the Stony Mountain, MB area.
— STARS Ambulance (@STARSambulance) April 15, 2020