Rikers Island, New York City, New York
June 17, 2015

Two men held in the Anna M. Kross Center, the mental health facility at Rikers Island, attacked 6 guards before being subdued with pepper spray. According to a representative for the guard’s union, the prisoners used a telephone and garbage cans as weapons. One officer had to receive 19 stitches in his face as a result of the attack. Other officers had to be treated for a bruised jaw, a head wound, and exposure to the pepper spray.

Citations:

Rikers inmates use phone, garbage cans to ‘attack’ 6 guards“, New York Post, June 18, 2015.

Article published: September 24, 2019

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