Posted at: 11/11/2013 11:00 AM
By: Jessica Riley
ALBANY – A hospitalized inmate attacked a corrections officer at Albany Med on Saturday.
Officials say the inmate, Anthony Smith, was hospitalized after intentionally swallowing something on November 5.
A nurse was attempting to treat Smith when officials say he became argumentative and aggressive.
Smith was not restrained and allegedly punched a correction officer in the head multiple times when the sergeant attempted to come between Smith and the nurse.
It took three officers to restrain the 56-year-old inmate.
The sergeant was treated for cuts to his head, ear and face.
No one else was injured.
Smith is serving a life sentence at Clinton Correctional Facility and has attacked staff 18 different times.
Police say assault charges are pending.