A riot is taking place at Toronto Jail, also known as the Don Jail.
According to Dan Sidsworth, chair of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, about 15 to 20 inmates are involved. Sidsworth says he’s heard reports that an inmate has been taken hostage, but that has not been confirmed.
Trained negotiators are at the jail trying to control the situation.
He also says that five institution crisis intervention teams have been dispatched.
According to Sidsworth, no staff have been injured, and the riot has been contained to one section of the facility.