Inmate dies, two officers injured in attack at state prison
An inmate died and two officers were injured after an attack at Fishkill Correctional Facility.
James Miller, spokesperson for the New York State Corrections Officers PBA, said Thursday, said it took several officers to restrain him after the assault. The inmate died but it's unclear what the cause is and when he actually died.
Two corrections officers were treated at a local hospital and released, he said.
"I don't have the extent of their injuries yet," Miller said.
The incident is believed to have happened either early Tuesday or Wednesday.
The investigation is being handled by state police.
State Department of Corrections officials did not immediately respond to comment Thursday about the incident.
Samuel Harrell, 30, was an inmate listed as having "deceased" on Tuesday, according to the New York State Department of Corrections' inmate registry on its website. Harrell was jailed for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, according to the DOCCS website.
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