MARCY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Six officers were sent to the hospital with injuries sustained in an 'unprovoked' attack by an inmate, according to the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association
The incident occurred on May 8 inside the Mid-State Correctional Facility in Marcy.
The NYSCOPBA says two officers were conducting a search of an inmate and his living quarters.
While the inmate was initially compliant with being frisked against, he then suddenly turned and pulled out a metal ice pick-type weapon from his waistband.
The officers were able to restrain him and knock the weapon to the floor, but the inmate hit both officers multiple times in the head and upper body.
Responding officers used spray on the inmate twice but it had no effect.
When the inmate was restrained, officers found a razor blade wrapped in electrical tape on the inmate.
The inmate was currently serving a 13-year sentence for a 2011 rape and assault in Kings County.
The injured officers were taken to local hospitals for treatment for various head and body abrasions and minor sprains.
One officer was briefly knocked unconscious during the incident.
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