Dramatic scenes as a prison guard shoots himself dead at a notorious Sydney prison

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Dramatic scenes as a prison guard shoots himself dead at a notorious Sydney prison

  • A male corrective services officer has died after shooting himself in a prison
  • The man died from self-harm at Silverwater Correctional Complex, NSW
  • Police have confirmed that no one else has been harmed from the incident 

A prison guard has shot himself dead at Sydney’s Silverwater jail, the latest violent incident in the notorious prison’s history.

The male officer was declared dead at the scene despite the best efforts of paramedics on Wednesday night.

He was seen being loaded into an ambulance outside the jail in western Sydney, surrounded by a crowd of officers. 

Police said the man’s death was a self-harm incident, and no one else was injured.   

A male corrective services officer has died after shooting himself at Silverwater Correctional Services Complex, police confirmed. Pictured: NSW Ambulance at the complex on March 3

A male corrective services officer has died after shooting himself at Silverwater Correctional Services Complex, police confirmed. Pictured: NSW Ambulance at the complex on March 3

The man self-harmed on Wednesday night at the jail in Sydney's west. Pictured: Scenes outside the jail

 The man self-harmed on Wednesday night at the jail in Sydney’s west. Pictured: Scenes outside the jail

The incident follows a stabbing of a guard at the complex in August last year in the women’s section of the prison. 

A 26-year-old female inmate stabbed a female guard, 24, with a pair of scissors and four ambulance crews were called to the scene.

The guard was taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition with non life-threatening wounds. 

Silverwater – a men’s and women’s maximum and minimum security facility – is home to some of Australia’s most infamous criminals.

Katherine Knight, who butchered her husband and boiled his head in a stew, has been locked up at the prison since 2001.

More to come.

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