Three corrections officers hurt during fight with inmate

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MARCY — Three corrections officers were injured during a fight with an inmate at the Marcy Correctional Facility.

According to the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, a corrections officer was making his rounds at the prison at about 8 a.m. when he discovered an inmate smoking in his cube. The officer “approached the inmate to council him on smoking,” officials said, and the inmate began to verbally threaten the officer.

Authorities said the officer backed up to protect himself and tripped, falling to the floor. Authorities said the inmate jumped on top of the officer, and two more officers arrived and wrestled the inmate to the floor and into restraints.

The inmate, age 27, is from New York City and is serving a three-year sentence for attempted robbery, officials said.

One of the corrections officers was treated at a local hospital and returned to duty, officials said.

The other two officers were treated by medical staff at the facility.

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