YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown police were called to investigate the stabbing of an inmate at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center.
It happened Tuesday night at the facility on Youngstown Hubbard Road, according to a police report.
Police identified the victim as 63-year-old Carlos Bayon.
The prison’s supervisor told police that Bayon had been stabbed three times on the top of the head. He was also stabbed in the arm and hand.
The supervisor reported that a metal shank was found.
Bayon, who was taken to the hospital for treatment, told police that he was asleep when he felt a sharp pain in his arm. He said he got out of his bunk when the suspect punched him, knocking him to the floor.
Bayon said the man then hit him several times, causing his head to hit a metal bench and pass out. He said he regained consciousness to the man stabbing him multiple times.
Bayon said he managed to escape and press the intercom button for help after kicking the suspect and pushing him away.
Police have the name of the suspect, but charges haven’t been filed yet.