Six corrections officers hurt after attack by inmate

Published May 18, 2018 at 4:00pm

TOWN OF MARCY — Six corrections officers at the Mid-State Correctional Facility were hospitalized after they were attacked by an inmate with a hidden weapon, according to the corrections officers union.

On May 8, two officers were conducting a search of the inmate and his living quarters when the inmate suddenly attacked them with a metal ice pick-type weapon he had hidden in his waistband, according to officials with the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association. The identities of the inmate and the officers were not released.

The two officers were able to knock the weapon out of his hand during the scuffle, authorities said. The officers were struck multiple times as they forced the intimate to the floor, officials stated. Attempts to subdue the inmate with pepper spray were unsuccessful.

Several other officers responded to assist and the inmate was eventually secured and shackled. Authorities said he was searched and a razor blade weapon was also found in his possession.

The inmate — who is serving a 13-year sentence out of New York City for rape and assault — was then transferred to a different correctional facility.

The six officers injured in the attack were treated at two local hospitals, officials said.

The officers suffered a variety of bruises and sprains to their heads and bodies, and one officer was briefly knocked unconscious during the brawl, officials
stated.