Prison inmates has reportedly attacked a Florida Department of Corrections officer at a state prison Sunday afternoon before other prisoners and officers came to his rescue.
Although the officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries according to report. The incident which happened around 2 p.m. landed the the unnamed officer to a local hospital but reports says he is in a stable condition, the Department Of Correction stated.
It was also gathered that the prison, has a record of 17 confirmed coronavirus cases, which is the third state penitentiary to see a rise in virus cases.
113 inmates and 80 staff members statewide had been tested positive, from 85 and 78 one day prior. At Sumter Correctional, cases has risen from seven to 24 Sunday.
“I want to commend the staff and inmates who came to this officer’s aid during this vicious attack,” said Florida Secretary of the Department of Corrections Mark Inch in a news release. “Our officer showed courage and perseverance under extreme duress,” the Department issued.