Investigations begin for prison assault that injured three corrections officers

OTAY MESA (KUSI) – An investigation was underway Wednesday into an assault that injured three corrections officers at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

Prison spokesman Philip Bracamonte said about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, inmate Timothy Green allegedly hit one of the guards in the face at the Otay Mesa penitentiary, knocking him out.

As Green advanced toward the downed officer to continue the attack, a correctional lieutenant intervened to stop the 55-year-old prisoner, who responded by head-butting him in the face, according to Bracamonte.

A third officer then entered the fray and helped the lieutenant subdue and restrain the inmate.

Medics took the personnel to an outside hospital, where they were treated for head injuries and sprains and released, Bracamonte said.

The alleged attacker was unhurt. He was moved to a segregation unit pending completion of an investigation into the incident.

Green was admitted to state prison in March 1988 out of Los Angeles County with a 15-years-to-life sentence for second-degree murder.

In 1991 and 2014, he was ordered to serve two additional two-year terms for assaults on peace officers.

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