Six corrections officers injured in incident at Marcy

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TOWN OF MARCY — Six correctional officers were hospitalized following a fight with an inmate at the Marcy Correctional Facility, according to the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association.

Officials said the Aug. 17 incident began when the inmate exposed himself to a female officer in his cell. The officer called for backup and officials said the inmate punched a sergeant in the face, then continued fighting as more officers arrived to detain him.

Authorities said the inmate was able to break free and run from the officers at one point. Additional officers grabbed him and pulled him to the ground, where they said pepper spray had no effect. The inmate was eventually hand-cuffed and subdued, and he was taken to a special housing unit for disciplinary action.

The inmate’s name was not released. Officials said he is serving a three year sentence out of Suffolk County for assault and weapons possession. In total, four correctional officers and two sergeants were injured during the scuffle. Officials said they were treated at a local hospital and returned to duty.

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