Two Inmates Injure Anchorage Correctional Officer in Escape Attempt

Two inmates assaulted a correctional officer in their failed escape attempt on Sunday. Image- Alaska Department of Corrections

Two inmates assaulted a correctional officer in their failed escape attempt on Sunday. Image- Alaska Department of Corrections

Alaska State Troopers revealed on Tuesday that two inmates at the Anchorage Correctional Complex assaulted a guard in an attempt to escape the jail on Sunday night.

According to the trooper dispatch, two inmates lured a correction officer to their cell under the pretext of needing toilet paper late Sunday night. After receiving their toilet paper, the two inmates rushed the cell door as the corrections officer was leaving and closing the cell door.

The two incarcerated attackers assaulted the officer, hitting the officer and placing the guard in a choke hold.

As a result, Correctional Officers in booking, and Rovers in ACC East and West responded to the scene of the assault and pulled the inmates from the injured guard.

One of the inmates then tried to escape through an exit door, slamming himself into it, but the door held. After failing to break out, the inmate then ran and hid in the showers.

Both inmates were later restrained and secured at the jail.

The injured officer was transported to the Providence Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries and released.

The Alaska Bureau of Investigation’s investigation found that the two inmates had planned their escape before-hand and the attempt was not one of opportunity of happenstance.

The ABI investigation into the incident is continuing and charges of Assault II and IV, as well as Attempted Escape have been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office according to troopers.