Yikers at Rikers! 16 NYC Correction Officers Injured in Jail Melee | NBC New York

Yikers at Rikers! 16 NYC Correction Officers Injured in Jail Melee

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Yikers at Rikers! 16 NYC Correction Officers Injured in Jail Melee
    The prison on Rikers Island.

    More than a dozen New York City correction officers were injured while quelling fights between inmates awaiting pretrial hearings at a Rikers Island jail.

    New York City Correction Department spokesman Steven Morello says two separate fights involving six inmates broke out at the Otis Bantum Correction Center at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    He says responding officers were assaulted by the quarreling inmates before everything was quickly brought under control, leaving 13 correction officers and 3 captains injured.

    Morello says the injuries were non-life threatening. He did not say what caused the fights.