Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of murdering George Floyd during a 2020 arrest that led to international protests, was reportedly stabbed at a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, according to two people aware of the situation.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that an inmate at the Tucson prison was stabbed at 12.30 pm, though the agency did not identify the prisoner, it was confirmed that no other inmates or staff has been injured and the situation was contained quickly, according to people familiar with the situation.
Before transferring the injured inmate to a local hospital, emergency medical technicians “initiated lifesaving measures,” bureau officials wrote. No further details were shared by the authorities, however, it was claimed by people aware of the situation that Chauvin reportedly survived the attack.
The former police officer was serving a sentence of just over two decades after he was convicted with state murder charges and a federal charge for violating the constitutional rights of Floyd.
As recently as this week, Chauvin had sought to appeal his conviction, as his attorneys claimed that he was denied a fair trial. The Supreme Court had rejected the plea.