ROME, N.Y. – The state correctional officers' union says an officer was injured during an attack by an inmate at Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome on Tuesday.
According to the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA), the inmate struck the officer in the chin during a frisk around 7:20 p.m.
The officer was treated for a chipped and cracked tooth, bruises, and fluid under his kneecap tendons, according to NYSCOPBA.
Two other officers also sustained minor injuries after jumping in to help their fellow officer.
The 28-year-old inmate is serving a three-to-eight-year sentence for criminal possession of stolen property and bail jumping.
He was placed in a special housing unit after the incident.