Inmate attacked female guard with "unknown liquid" in Massachusetts prison
An inmate at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, attacked a female guard on Tuesday using an “unknown liquid”. The incident ended up with the inmate setting a fire inside her cell.
It happened at noon when the correctional officer, whose name is not revealed, was escorting medical staff dispensing medication, according to the statement by the state Department of Correction spokesman Jason Dobson.
The liquid came through a door slot in a restrictive housing unit. It is said that the inmate also grabbed the guard, who eventually could pull free. The inmate then was removed from the cell and the fire, allegedly started with a radio battery, was extinguished.
Both inmate and guard were taken to the hospital. The nature of their injuries are not published. The assault didn’t end up with a lockdown, bit several other inmates were evacuated from their cells and treated for smoke inhalation.
Recently, the prison was locked down after the inmate stabbed a fellow inmate. In all, four guards for the last month have suffered from the attacks of inmates in the facility.
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