Corrections officer hurt breaking up fight

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TOWN OF MARCY — A corrections officer was injured after breaking up a fight between two inmates at the Mid-State Correctional Facility on Thursday, according to the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association.

Officials said two inmates were found fighting in one of the prison bathrooms on April 15 and the fight ended quickly. One inmate, age 25, was placed in handcuffs and escorted from the area to a small waiting room.

When an officer went to frisk the inmate, officials said the inmate kicked the officer in the groin and attempted to strike the officer with his elbow. The inmate was subdued and will face disciplinary charges. Authorities said the inmate is serving a three-year sentence for weapon possession out of Onondaga County.

The officer suffered pain and swelling. He was treated by facility staff and remained on duty.

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