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Albion inmate attacks guard in hospital bathroom

A female inmate from Albion Correctional Facility attacked a correction officer last week while the inmate was at the emergency room at Medina Memorial Hospital, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and the correction officers' union.

The attack happened last Friday afternoon in a bathroom at the Orleans County hospital, according to the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association.

The female officer, who was in the bathroom with the inmate and had removed a restraint from one of the 20-year-old inmate's wrists, was punched several times in the face and suffered bruising to her eye, face and scalp, as well as a bloody nose, according to the union. During the attack, the inmate was able to break her other hand free and also used it to punch the officer, according to the union. The officer yelled for help and two other officers and a supervisor arrived and stopped the assault, the union said.

The inmate, whose name was withheld, is serving a six-year sentence for a 2017 conviction in Kings County for attempted gang assault, robbery and assault, according to the union.

The incident is under investigation, agency officials said.

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