Prison prisoners try to strangle guards-English

(ANSA)-May 26, Rome-Prison prisoners attempted to strangle guards at Cremona Prison Wednesday night, guards union SAPPE said Thursday.

“Only the swift intervention of his colleagues avoided the tragedy,” said Alfonso Greco, chief of Lombardy at SAPPE.

He said the prisoner slammed the policeman against the wall, letting him fall to the floor with a serious head injury, and then strangled him.

“Unfortunately, this is a very serious incident and not uncommon,” Greco said. (ANSA).

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