CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Inmates have taken a female correctional officer hostage at a detention center in Sept-Îles, Quebec, a spokeswoman for the provincial police said on Wednesday.

The event occurred around 3:30 p.m. ET, and a security perimeter was set up around the property after that. The detention center is located some 650 km northeast of Quebec City.

Police have not released details, including how many inmates are involved. The spokeswoman said a police intervention is ongoing.

(Reporting by Catherine Ngai; Editing by Leslie Adler)