ATTICA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A correctional officer was flown to ECMC by Mercy Flight after being attacked by an inmate inside the Attica Correctional Facility on Wednesday.
Mike Dildine, Western Region Vice President of the NYS Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, tells News 4 the officer was observing inmates taking their medications. One inmate was not swallowing his pill, and when the officer approached to ask why, Dildine says the inmate struck the officer so hard, it knocked him out.
Two additional correctional officers responded. One hurt his knee and the other was bitten. Both were taken by ambulance to a hospital in Batavia.
The officer who was knocked out was flown to ECMC by Mercy Flight. His condition is not known at this time, and his name has not been released.
Dildine says this is the second serious incident inside Attica this week. Earlier, an officer suffered a broken nose.
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