A correctional officer was injured during an attack by an inmate Saturday, Nov. 18, at California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC) in Lancaster.

At around 8 p.m., two officers approached inmate George Hudson, 30, in the dayroom of his housing unit to inform him he had been found guilty of a Rules Violation Report (RVR) for possession of a cellphone and was being placed on restricted status. Hudson rapidly walked away from the officers and into his cell, where one officer attempted to place him in handcuffs.

Hudson turned toward the officer and punched him in the nose. The second officer attempted to place Hudson in handcuffs but he resisted, striking the second officer in the upper chest with his elbow. Hudson broke away and ran toward a third responding officer, who used pepper spray to subdue the attack.

Hudson was placed in handcuffs and escorted out of the facility. The first officer was transported to an outside hospital for treatment of a fractured nose. Hudson and the other two responding officers were uninjured beyond exposure to pepper spray.

Hudson was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Jan. 4, 2013, from Los Angeles County to serve 40 years to life with the possibility of parole for second-degree murder.