Central Library closed after altercation leaves one injured

The Regina Central Library announced that it is closed following an incident between two members of the public Tuesday evening.

According to the Regina Public Library, the altercation began with an argument outside the library and moved into the foyer.

One person sustained a severe but not life-threatening injury. No staff or library customers were physically hurt.

The Regina Police Service was called and cleared and secured the scene.

“The safety of our staff and customers is our highest priority. We continue to assess and adapt our safety measures at Central,” said Jeff Barber, Library Director and CEO of Regina Public Library. “We’ve chosen to close the library to the public today to give staff space and time to process their experience, either at home or with mental health professionals on-site. Our thoughts and concerns are with the victim.”

Due to the incident, the Central Library remained closed on Wednesday but will reopen on Thursday.

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