DELANO, Calif. (AP) — An inmate at a Central California prison knocked out a guard and another officer suffered a broken hand before the prisoner was subdued, corrections officials said Wednesday.
Traymar Robinson, 23, was handcuffed and placed in segregated custody as official investigate the alleged attack at North Kern State Prison in Delano.
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.
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.