2 officers need treatment after inmate attack at Mohawk Valley Correctional Facility

An inmate serving an 11-year sentence for burglary attacked officers at Mohawk Correctional Facility last week, punching officers in the face several times.

Posted: Sep 13, 2019 5:25 PM
Updated: Sep 13, 2019 6:23 PM

ROME -- An inmate serving an 11-year sentence for burglary attacked officers at Mohawk Correctional Facility last week, punching officers in the face several times.

The 38-year-old inmate became aggressive after corrections officers asked him to remove his boots for a routine frisk. An officer stepped in to assist and the inmate punched him in the face.

With the assistance of another officer, the inmate was put into a body hold as he continued to struggle and throw punches. He hit the officer several more times in the face before he was fully restrained.

Once in restraints, the inmate was placed in a Special Housing Unit. He faces disciplinary charges.

Two officers were transported to a local hospital for treatment. One received eight stiches on his hand. Both officers were released after treatment and did not return to duty.

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