Three correctional peace officers are recovering after an inmate attacked them at a San Diego-area correctional facility, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.
The incident happened at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday when inmate Timothy Green, 55, knocked a correctional officer unconscious by striking the right side of his face at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, authorities said.
Green continued attacking the officer, prompting a lieutenant to try to subdue him, according to the CDCR. Green then allegedly head-butted the lieutenant in the face.
A third officer responded to help restrain Green.
Two officers and the lieutenant were injured and taken to an outside hospital for treatment. The first officer involved suffered a head injury, the second suffered a sprained forearm and the lieutenant suffered a sprained hand, authorities said.
They were later released and are all expected to make a full recovery. The inmate was not injured.
Green has been moved to the facility's Administrative Segregation Unit while authorities investigate.
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He was first admitted to state prison in 1988 in Los Angeles County with a 15-year-to-life sentence for second-degree murder. In 1991, he was sentenced to two years in prison for battery on a peace officer in Solano County. In 2014, he was sentenced to an additional two years in prison for aggravated battery on a peace officer by gassing and battery on a non-prisoner.
It is unclear if Green will face charges in connection with the incident.
The Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility provides housing and supervision for approximately 3,200 male minimum to high-security inmates. It sits southeast of San Diego near the Otay County Open Space Preserve.