West Valley Detention Center inmate injures deputy with prison-made knife: Sheriff’s Department

An inmate at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga will face an additional charge of attempted murder of a peace officer after attempting to stab an assistant in the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department with a knife made in jail on Saturday, officials said.

Inmate Samuel Amador, 42, was moved from his cell to the outdoor playground when he pulled out a 6-inch knife that was hidden in his clothes and assaulted a deputy, the sheriff’s department said in a statement.

“Although seriously injured, the deputy pushed the armed detainee back and was able to take him to safety in a cell,” the statement added.

The MP, whose name has not been released, was taken to a local hospital for treatment, officials said.

“He is now recovering at home and should make a full recovery,” the statement said.

The sheriff’s department did not disclose Amador’s original offense and he did not appear during a search of prison records.

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