Calif. inmate attacks officer with toothbrush-knife


Associated Press

California prison officials are investigating after an inmate slashed a guard across the neck over the weekend. The guard survived but required dozens of stitches.

Officials said 39-year-old Jonathan McClaurin tried to kill the 33-year-old correctional officer Sunday night at California State Prison, Sacramento. The prison is in Folsom, east of Sacramento.

Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton says the officer was cut on the neck, jaw and ear with a razor melted into a toothbrush handle.

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