Clarification - The Irish Prison Service
In an article in the Herald of Tuesday, April 14, headlined 'Killer held prison officer hostage', it was stated that a prison officer was held hostage for 30 minutes during an incident at Wheatfield Prison. This was incorrect.
We would like to clarify that no hostage situation developed during the incident and the prison officer was not in danger of serious harm.
We are happy to correct the record and apologise for any confusion caused.