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String of Assaults at Wyoming County Correctional Facility

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ATTICA, N.Y. -- Corrections officers at Wyoming Correctional Facility have been dealing with a string of violent outbursts between inmates so far this year.

In one six day stretch, there were seven inmate on inmate assaults, including an assault on an officer. Authorities think it's all gang related.

The latest incident happened last Friday, as Traquinous Strickland, 20, was walking to lunch. That's when officers say he was stabbed in the chest by another inmate. Moore underwent emergency surgery at ECMC, his condition is unknown.

Officers searched the dorms and discovered several other makeshift weapons. No one has been charged and the investigation is ongoing.

Meantime, Khamari Brown, 19, is facing assault charges after troopers say Brown physically assaulted two officers on January 25th in a dorm at Wyoming Correctional Facility. They say he then assaulted a sergeant outside the facility hospital. That sergeant has a serious head injury.

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