A guard at Rikers Island has been seriously injured in a brutal attack, allegedly at the hands of an inmate.
A source close to the investigation provided us with some grizzly photos that show the guard's injuries.
He was punched in the face then hit repeatedly on Friday in an unprovoked attack.
The inmate will face prosecution.
The Department of Corrections released a statement stating: "This assault on our officer was unacceptable. Such attacks against the hardworking men and women who serve in our department will not be tolerated. We have zero tolerance for assaults on staff and are deeply committed to creating a culture of safety at the Department of Correction. This inmate will be arrested."
The president of the Correction Officers Union, Norman Seabrook is calling for more to be done to protect guards.