State prison on lockdown after inmates attack officers
SHIRLEY, Mass. (AP) — A group of inmates have attacked corrections officers at a Massachusetts maximum-security prison, leaving six officers injured and the prison on lockdown.
The attack at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center on Monday was caught on surveillance video that was released by the Massachusetts Department of Correction. It was first reported by WCVB-TV.
The video shows an inmate approach the officer station and then attack the officers before other inmates join the assault.
Several inmates are seen punching and kicking an officer.
Other officers eventually respond to the attack.
A Department of Correction spokesman says six officers were taken to the hospital and one was under a concussion protocol.
The prison remains on lockdown Friday.
NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez was serving a life sentence in a killing when he hanged himself in 2017 at the prison.