Department of Correction

Two NYC Correction Officers Suffer Broken Bones In Alleged Altercation With Inmate

Injured correction officer's broken leg
Obtained by NBC New York

Two New York City correction officers were injured, with one suffering a broken ankle, after being attacked by a person in custody they were attempting to handcuff, a Department of Corrections official told NBC New York.

The incident occurred at the Vernon C. Bain Center in the Bronx, a jail barge near Hunts Point, around 3 p.m. Wednesday, the official said. As the two officers were handcuffing a person, the individual resisted, punching and kicking the officers.

Other Rikers inmates threw chairs at the officers during the incident, according to the DOC official.

One of the officer suffered a broken right ankle, while the other had a broken finger. The DOC said that the matter is under investigation.

"The safety of our staff is paramount and assaults against them are completely unacceptable," a spokesperson said. "We are investigating this incident and if the allegations are proven, punishment will be severe."

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