Criminals Get Gun into Weatfield Prison

Officers Deal With 5 Hour Stand Off At Midlands Prison

David Layde
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Over three prisoners were involved in a hostage situation that occurred at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise this week. The incident happened at roughly 3pm on Thursday.

Three prisoners, one armed with a weapon, took another inmate hostage and barricaded themselves into a cell at the Midlands Prison on Thursday afternoon.

According to Breaking News, pecialist officers were then called upon to offer assistance as well as trained negotiators.

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After a five hour standoff, one of the prisoners agreed to open the cell and exchange the weapon for a mars bar.

No staff were injured during the incident and the prisoners involved received only minor injuries.

Senior Management at the Prison have begun an investigation into the incident.