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Raw Video: Inmates attack correction officer on Rikers Island

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Rikers Island, the Bronx- Last night around 6:30 PM, a group of inmates attacked a correction officer inside George Motchan Detention Center, according to the NYC Department of Corrections.

Security video shows the guard standing inside a room, along with another correction officer, when suddenly multiple inmates rush in, knock him to the ground and start punching and hitting him. Seconds later, additional guards rush into the room and help subdue the inmates.

The correction officer remained in the hospital today with a fractured spine.

Authorities say an investigation into the identity of all the inmates involved with the attack is ongoing.

The attacked Rikers Island guard
The Rikers Island correction officer in the hospital after the attack. PHOTO: OBTAINED BY CITYWIDE 911.