Seven corrections officers hurt in separate attacks by inmates


Seven corrections officers were injured in two separate attacks by inmates at the Mohawk and Mid-State prisons, according to union officials.

• At 7:10 a.m. on July 24, an inmate approached the officer station in the dorm at Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome and made several verbal threats towards the officer, according to the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association.

The inmate refused several orders to stop, officials said, and was not stopped by pepper spray as he charged the officer.

Authorities said the inmate struck the officer several times in the face and placed him in a body hold.

The officer was able to break free, and officials said the inmate backed off when more officers arrived on the scene. Two officers were injured and remained on duty.

Authorities said the inmate was restrained and faces disciplinary charges.

• On July 26, officials said an inmate started arguing with officers in the property room of the Mid-State Correctional Facility in Marcy over some paperwork. Officials said the inmate grabbed an officer’s arm, leading to a fight between the inmate and several officers.

Five officers in total suffered minor injuries while trying to subdue the inmate, authorities stated. One officer sought outside medical help, while the other four remained on duty.

The inmate will face disciplinary charges, officials stated.


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