A small group of irregular immigrants dislodged a number of stone slabs from a wall with the aim of escaping from Safi Detention Centre at around 03:00hrs CEST on Friday.
This activity was noted by an alert detention service officer who immediately raised the alarm and called for the assistance. The group of immigrants responded by throwing back broken stones, hot water and other objects at their disposal.
The migrants were then controlled within a few minutes by the detention officers with the intervention of members of the police force from Zurrieq police station and the Rapid Intervention Unit.
One detention service officer was slightly injured during this incident.
The incident is being investigated by the Police.
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