Convicted serial killer Bruce McArthur was allegedly assaulted in prison and hospitalized, a police source told Global News.

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The source said the 67-year-old’s injuries were serious enough to warrant hospitalization.

The alleged assault occurred in the evening on Thursday, April 11 at Millhaven Institution, a maximum security facility located east of the city of Bath, Ontario, according to the source.

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Global News has learned that the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating the assault, but they have yet to comment on it.

Stephanie Stevenson, a spokesperson for Correctional Services Canada, told Global News that due to the Privacy Act, they are unable to provide details on specific cases.

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McArthur was given a life sentence on February 8 with no eligibility for parole for 25 years for murdering eight men between 2010 and 2017. The men had ties to Toronto’s gay community.

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The former landscaper had pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder before the sentencing.

-With files from Catherine McDonald

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Bruce McArthur hospitalized after alleged prison assault: police source

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