Prisoners have taken to the rooftop of a jail, prompting a code silver alert, officers say.
Prisoners have taken to the rooftop of a jail, prompting a code silver alert, officers say.

Code silver: Prisoners on roof of jail

UPDATE: A PRISONER has taken to the rooftop of Borallon jail, sparking a "code silver", officers say.

A QCS spokesman confirmed a prisoner climbed on the roof of the jail for a "short period this morning".

"The prisoner came down of his own accord and has been escorted to the Detention Unit," he said.

"The prison was placed into lockdown but resumed normal operations after midday.

"Officers responding to the incident have been praised for their professional conduct."

 

EARLIER: PRISONERS have taken to the rooftop of Borallon jail this morning in a "code silver", officers say.

It's unclear how many prisoners are on the roof or how or when the incident happened however the incident was still underway just after 9am.

Queensland Corrective Services has been contacted for comment.

Originally published as Code silver: Prisoners on roof of jail


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