The incident took place at the Green Haven Correctional Facility on Tuesday.

According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, six corrections officers suffered minor injuries Tuesday after being attacked by three inmates at Green Haven.

Of the 6 officers that were injured, two were brought to the Mid Hudson Regional Hospital for treatment and did not return to duty. The other four were treated by the correctional facility medical staff and remained on duty.

The New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association Inc. vice president, Mike Mazzella told the Journal that, a female officer was bringing inmates Charlie Scott, Dontavious Wiley and Gerald Howard, from a cell block to get medication around 7:30 p.m. and Scott was being very loud and disruptive in the hallway and refused to calm down when the officer told him to.

As she was trying to calm Scott down, Wiley and Howard surrounded her. The officer ordered both inmates to back away but they refused. She ordered them a second time and they refused again, so she radioed for help.

A second corrections officer went into the clinic and tried to help her and one of the inmates struck the second officer in the face.

A third officer who had responded to the scene was grabbed by the arm and dragged to the ground by one of the inmates.

Mazzella also said that

"We are very lucky that none of our officers sustained serious injuries but it easily could have turned out that way, especially after we learned one inmate was armed with a makeshift weapon."

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