California Corrections Officer Stabbed by Inmate

Corcoran State Prison inmate Dan Felix allegedly used a handmade weapon to stab a corrections officer.


A California corrections officer was stabbed by an inmate and three others were injured Tuesday.

Officials say Corcoran State Prison inmate Dan Felix used a handmade weapon to stab the corrections officer in the neck, head and shoulder several times after using a handmade key to break free from his handcuffs around 3:20 p.m., according to The Fresno Bee.

Two other officers sustained injuries to their wrists, backs and knees while trying to intervene and a third was kicked by inmate Steven Rivera.

The stabbed officer was flown to a hospital and was reported in good condition. The other three officers were transported to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

Felix is serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole for attempted murder and Rivera is serving life without parole for two counts of first-degree murder.

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