Top Ten Videos to watch

crime scene
Vote
Studio Portrait of Two Young Women Back to Back, One With a Tattoo
Mamie Till and Emmett Till
GOP Redistricting Plot To Unseat Rep. Corrine Brown Exposed
Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting
'Keep the Vote Alive!' March Commemorates Civil Rights Act
White man shooting
Gun Violence Continues To Plague Chicago, Over 1,000 Shootings For Year To Date
HS Football
Gun Violence Continues To Plague Chicago, Over 1,000 Shootings For Year To Date
Police Line
US-POLITICS-OBAMA
2016 Republican National Convention
44th NAACP Image Awards - Show
MD Primary
Premiere Of OWN's 'Queen Sugar' - Arrivals
Democratic National Convention
US-VOTE-REPUBLICANS-TRUMP
Los Angeles Rams v San Francisco 49ers
US-POLICE-RACISM-UNREST
Protesters Demonstrate Against Donald Trump's Visit To Flint Michigan
President Obama Speaks On The Economy In Brady Press Briefing Room
Lil Wayne
Construction Continues On The National Museum of African American History To Open In 2016
Preacher Preaching the Gospel
Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Louisville, Kentucky
Miami Dolphins v Seattle Seahawks
US-VOTE-DEMOCRATS-CONVENTION
US-ATTACKS-9/11-ANNIVERSARY
Leave a comment

rikers island inmates escape
Four Rikers Island inmates reportedly attempted escaping prison Monday by breaking down cinderblock walls with a toilet ripped from the floor, the New York Daily News reports.

SEE ALSO: Health Officials Warn Of NYC Measles Outbreak

The inmates, Vernon Easley, Chris Martinez, Jeffrey Lashley, and Naquan Febres (pictured below), then reportedly crawled through the holes they created, attacking an officer with bricks. According to department records, the officer ran off and called for backup.

An internal department report stated that “the inmates entered the dayroom and refused to exit.” Officials managed to avert the escape by convincing the inmates to head back in to different cells. The incident went without anyone getting injured, per acting Correction Department Commissioner Mark Cranston.

“The officers and captain on post showed remarkable professionalism and restraint and no force was necessary to deal with this incident,” Cranston said.

rikers island inmates escape

However, the inmates did cause an estimated $6,000 in damages.

“Those who caused it will be held accountable,” Cranston added.

It remains unknown how the officer patrolling the area was unable to hear them escape; guards are to check the cells once every 30 minutes in that particular location.

Jail supervisors are now worried the attempt will inspire copycats.

“This has never happened before,” a veteran jail boss told the Daily News. “All the other inmates are going to find out. Word travels fast.”

A department official did point out, however, that the housing unit where the escape attempt happened is meant for mentally ill inmates. Meanwhile, all prisoners in the unit were being moved to a more secure area at the time.

Criminal charges are currently pending against the inmates.

SEE ALSO: Texas Father Guns Down Unarmed Teen Found In Bed With His Daughter

Also On News One:
comments – Add Yours