Female prison guard is stabbed in the back during a ‘brutal attack’ at a Sydney jail
A female prison guard has been stabbed in the back in a ‘brutal attack’ at Silverwater Correctional Complex, in Sydney’s west.
Emergency crews were called to the jail just after 8am on Monday.
The woman was taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition. She will undergo further assessment and surgery.
Ambulance Inspector Kevin McSweeney said four crews, including a specialist medical team, arrived to a confronting scene.
‘It was a brutal attack, with the patient having a significant wound to her back,’ he said.
‘Paramedics worked to stabilise the patient before getting her to hospital where she is expected to undergo further assessment and surgery.’
A NSW Police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia it has commenced a police investigation.