PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a corrections officer has been hospitalized after an inmate stabbed him with a makeshift nail at a northeast Philadelphia prison.
The attack occurred just before 6 p.m. Wednesday at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in the city's Holmesburg section. Police say 20-year-old Matthew Early stabbed the 25-year-old officer in the face, head, neck, shoulders and arms.
Lorenzo North, president of the local correctional officers union, identified the officer as Tyree Holmes. He was treated and released from Aria-Torresdale Hospital Wednesday evening.