Another inmate has been injured in an incident at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam.
Coquitlam Mounties confirmed they are investigating an incident at the jail that resulted in injuries to an inmate, but foul play isn’t suspected.
The police aren’t saying much else, or identifying the prisoner, and are instead directing media requests to the facility’s spokesperson.
However, News 1130 is reporting the man involved in the incident is the suspect behind a bizarre stabbing spree in Vancouver in January.
According to the news station, Jerome Bonneric’s lawyer confirmed his client jumped from the third storey of the facility early Friday morning.
Bonneric, 33, was charged with 12 counts, including assault on a number of residents at a Barclay Street apartment in Vancouver on Jan. 31.
Lawyer Bob Bellows told News 1130 Bonneric was going into surgery to deal with the injuries.
A BC Corrections spokesperson released a statement regarding the incident Friday afternoon.
“I can confirm that on Mar. 1, an inmate was taken to hospital for treatment after suffering serious injuries at the North Fraser Pretrial Correctional Centre,” the statement said.
“Because of privacy considerations, I am unable to provide further details. Any serious injury that occurs at any of our centres is a great concern, and we are taking this incident very seriously. BC Corrections is conducting a Critical Incident Review to examine the circumstances of this incident. In addition, local RCMP are also investigating.”
This is not the first case of inmate injuries at the jail.
Two inmates died in the facility last year.
Roland Joseph Bourque died on April 2, 2012 at the jail.
The BC Coroners Service has called an inquest into the death of the 69-year-old inmate to find out exactly how he died.
There were reports at the time that Bourque's death was a possible suicide.
A date for the inquest has not been set.
Last July, emergency crews were called to the prison after corrections staff found an inmate in his cell in medical distress.
The inmate was identified as David William Brodrick, 44.
Attempts were made to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
IHIT was called in to investigate, while BC Corrections conducted a critical incident review to examine the circumstances of the death.
No further details of the case have been released.
-With files from The Province