NY CO recovering from broken nose after being attacked by inmate

The officer was attacked by the inmate during a frisk

By CorrectionsOne Staff

ELMIRA, NY  — A corrections officer is recovering from his injuries after an inmate attacked him on Thursday.

According to My Twin Tiers, the officer discovered a ceramic scalpel in an inmate’s pocket during a frisk when he was elbowed in the head by the prisoner.
The officer and inmate struggled on the ground until the inmate was eventually restrained.

The officer was transported to a local hospital and treated for abrasions to his face along with his left and right elbows, a left nasal fracture and back pain. He did not return to duty.

The inmate was placed in a special housing unit with pending disciplinary measures.

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