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Larry Nassar Stabbed After Saying He Wanted to Watch ‘Girls’ at Wimbledon

WASHINGTON (AP) – Florida federal prison inmate suspected of stabbing Larry Nassar attacked disgraced former sports doctor for making obscene comments while watching Wimbledon tennis match on TV , said a person familiar with the matter. Associated Press.

The inmate, identified as Shane McMillan, was charged with assaulting a prison officer at a federal prison in Louisiana in 2006 and stabbing another inmate to death at a federal supermax prison in Florence, Colorado in 2011. Court records show that he was convicted of

Macmillan Assaulted Nassar in his cell on Sunday A makeshift weapon stabbed him multiple times in the neck, chest and back before four other prisoners rushed to remove him from Nassar, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Prison officers assigned to Coleman’s unit of US prisons were called to Nassar’s cell and performed life-saving measures, officials said. He was taken to hospital, where he was in stable condition despite sustaining injuries including a collapsed lung on Wednesday.

Larry Nassar speaks in court before being sentenced by Judge Janice Cunningham on three sexual assault charges at the Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Michigan, February 5, 2018. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cell doors in most federal prisons are usually open during the day, allowing prisoners to move freely within the facility.Since Nassar was attacked in his cell, the incident it wasn’t on the surveillance cameras Refers to common areas and corridors only.

McMillan, 49, attacked Nassar after a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, who sexually abused him, told prison officials he wanted to see women play at Wimbledon. said.

The person was not authorized to speak publicly about the details of the attack or the ongoing investigation and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Lawyers who have represented McMillan in previous lawsuits were left with a message requesting comment.

Sunday’s attack was the second time Nassar was assaulted while in federal custody. He has spent decades in prison on charges of sexually abusing athletes, including college and Olympic gymnasts, and possessing explicit images of children.

emphasized attack Deep Problems in the Federal Prison Serviceincluding violence Shortage of manpower and i can’t even keep it The most high-profile prisoner is safe.

The prison service said the prison where Nassar was stabbed, about 46 miles (74 km) northwest of Orlando, was fully staffed, but documents obtained by the Associated Press show that the prison was fully staffed. It shows that one-third of prison guard posts have not yet been filled.

In a statement Wednesday, the agency said it was “essential to increase staffing” and was using financial incentives to recruit and retain staff. Officials said they were still working “to address the problem of violence within the facility” and were enhancing security procedures, without elaborating.

“The BOP takes seriously our obligations to protect individuals in custody and keep corrections staff and communities safe,” said Scott Taylor, a spokesman for the agency.

“We are making every effort to ensure the physical safety of those confined to our facilities through a safe, humane and controlled environment,” Taylor said. “As we continue to emerge from a years-long pandemic, we will improve our agency, protect the lives of those who work for us, and ensure the well-being of those entrusted to our protection. There are still challenges and opportunities for

Former Michigan State University and US Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar enters the courtroom during the final judgment stage in the Eaton County Circuit Court.

On February 5, 2018, former Michigan State University and US gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar enters the courtroom for final judgment at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Michigan. (Lena Lavarty/AFP via Getty Images)

McMillan is scheduled to be released in May 2046, according to the Bureau of Prisons’ inmate database and court records, but that could change if he is charged and convicted of attacking Nassar.

McMillan initially pleaded guilty in 2002 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Wyoming and was sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison. He was due to be released next year before more than doubling his sentence after being convicted in Louisiana and Colorado prison robberies.

In October 2006, McMillan punched a prison guard who approached him during an investigation into a previous inmate assault charge in the recreation yard of the United States Penitentiary in Pollock, Louisiana, according to court records. The impact knocked the officer to the ground and left him with cuts and bruises on his face and nose. McMillan was sentenced to an additional five years in prison.

In November 2011, McMillan and another inmate attempted to kill an inmate at the largest federal prison administration facility in Florence, Colorado, according to court records. McMillan and another inmate stabbed an inmate 66 times in a prison recreation area known as “Rocky’s Alcatraz.” For this attack, they were each sentenced to an additional 20 years in prison.

McMillan arrived at Coleman Prison in Florida last December, according to records obtained by the Associated Press. Records show that he spent the past four years in a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona, after serving at federal prisons in Allenwood, Pennsylvania and a prison adjacent to Supermax Prison in Colorado.

Nassar was transferred from Tucson Prison to Coleman in August 2018. His attorneys said Nassar was assaulted within hours of being held as a civilian in Arizona State Penitentiary.

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