PHOTOS: Inmate jumps railing to avoid knife attack in Florida prison

Surveillance cameras captured the moment every door at a maximum-security jail wing in Florida swung open and released a flock of violent criminals, who ganged up and attacked another inmate with vicious homemade knives.  

The inmate was forced to jump over a railing and fall one story to escape his assailants, who are believed to be members of a rival gang in the Miami neighborhood of Liberty City. (The shirtless guy is the one who was attacked).

The Miami Herald reports that this has led some to speculate that the prisoners knew that their doors would open and that they were waiting to be let out to execute their attack. 

The Herald obtained a copy of the June 14 surveillance video.

It shows an attack on Kenneth Williams, believed to be a leader of the New Moneii gang that deals drugs in a Liberty City public housing project, by three rival gang members – all of whom were allegedly armed with shivs – crude prison knives.

Williams jumped over a railing and landed on the floor below to escape his assailants. He can be seen writhing in pain, holding his leg. 

Doctors later said he suffered a fractured vertebrae and a broken ankle.

Posted by Salmon Abiodun

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