A Rikers Island corrections officer has been hospitalized with a fractured spine after six Bloods gang members viciously attacked him.
Surveillance video captured the savage attack on the 39-year-old officer, which occurred on Saturday around 6.30pm in the George Motchan Detention Center on New York City's island jail complex.
'This is the most serious assault on a CO in perhaps years,' a jail source told Pix11.
Unions sources said the six inmates involved in the attack were Bloods gang members.
Video of the assault shows an inmate lunging to sucker punch the officer, who has not been publicly identified.