INMATES are in lockdown after an incident at Tamworth Correctional Centre on Friday morning.
The Leader understands police were called to the jail after an incident that involved a firearm.
Sirens could be heard from Tamworth Court House as police rushed to the scene.
Nearby, hospital staff at Tamara Private Hospital were also on lockdown for their safety, while police responded to the incident.
Police closed Johnston Street near Tamworth Correctional Centre shortly after 10am.
More details to come.