Attack on Guards at Rikers Island, New York

Attack on Guards at Rikers Island, New York

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.


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

Article published: September 24, 2019

Header photo source: NY Daily News