Rikers inmates help CO under attack

An inmate allegedly lured the CO into a closet in a dorm, wrapped a sweatshirt around her and started strangling her


By CorrectionsOne Staff

NEW YORK  — A Rikers Island corrections officer was locked in a pantry and attacked by an inmate on June 18, but other inmates came to the officer’s aid to stop the attack.

According to the New York Post, inmate Raphael Davlos allegedly lured the officer into a closet in a dorm and locked the door behind them before wrapping his shirt around the officer and strangling her.

Davlos allegedly told the officer another CO left pepper spray in the pantry. When the officer went to check, Davlos put a sweatshirt around her neck and strangled her while dragging her with it. Sources say several inmates busted into the room and saved her.

“Thank God for the officers who were there and the inmates that were there because they kicked open that door and came to her side,” said Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association President Elias Husamudeen. 

The officer was taken to a local hospital where she was treated and released.

The assault came less than 12 hours after another Rikers officer was attacked by the inmate who is facing life in prison for the murder of NYPD explorer Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz.

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