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Accused killer beats NYC Correction officer at Rikers: sources

An accused assassin beat a New York City Correction officer – knocking out 10 of his enamel – on Rikers Island this week, based on regulation enforcement sources. 

The officer was trying to find contraband simply after 3 p.m. Wednesday when Julius Allen, 23, allegedly began pummeling him within the face, knocking him right down to the ground, the sources mentioned. 

Two jail guards managed to restrain Allen and cease the mindless assault, based on the sources — however not earlier than 10 of the officer’s enamel had been knocked out.

Photos obtained by The Post present a big wound on the officer’s head, which was handled with stitches, and a bruised eye. 

A Rikers guard received unexpectedly attacked whereas trying to find contraband Wednesday.
A bruised eye
The battered jail guard additionally lost 10 enamel within the assault.

Allen was arrested on Feb. 27 in connection to a homicide in Brooklyn, on-line data present.

Police mentioned at the time that he shot a 26-year-old man, Anthony Ponce, within the head and torso within the fifth-floor hallway of a constructing on Shore Parkway close to East 102nd Street in Canarsie on Nov. 2. 

He was ordered held with out bail, along with his subsequent court docket date scheduled for February of 2023, data present. 

It’s unclear if he has been charged within the alleged assault on the jail guard.

A prison guard standing in a room
A seek for contraband reportedly sparked an assault on a Rikers guard Wednesday.
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Aerial shot of Rikers Island
A spike in assaults on guards is one amongst many issues bedeviling the infamous jails on Rikers Island.
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“This heinous, unprovoked attack on our officer who was simply doing his job comes at time when over 1,200 officers have been assaulted,” Benny Boscio, president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, mentioned in an announcement.

The metropolis Department of Correction didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

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