DELANO — An inmate at a Valley prison knocked out a guard and another officer suffered a broken hand before the prisoner was subdued, corrections officials said Wednesday.
A corrections officer was monitoring inmate movements in a reception center shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday when Robinson came up and punched him in the face, then hit a second guard who tried to stop the attack, according to a statement from the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
One Officer Was Knocked Unconscious and a Second Had a Broken Hand
Robinson was finally subdued with the help of a third officer, authorities said.
One officer was knocked unconscious and a second had a broken hand. Both were treated and are recovering at home, officials said.
Authorities didn’t detail a motive for the attack.
Robinson previously served time for robbery and was paroled in 2016. He was sent to prison again last year from San Bernardino County to serve a four-year sentence for vehicle theft and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, the corrections department stated.