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.
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.