Attica, NY -- The state corrections department is saying more about injuries to several guards during a scuffle with an inmate on Wednesday morning.
The department tells WHAM 1180 that an inmate serving time for a New York City burglary struck a correction officer several times in the head while being escorted to his cell. Five other guards restrained the struggling inmate. The six officers were taken to Saint Joseph's Hospital with cuts, scratches and bruises. Four returned to work immediately and two took the rest of the day off.
The inmate was not injured.
The department says Attica averages four assaults on staff per month.