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‘Makeshift dagger’ Used by a Rikers Island Inmate to Stab a Mental Health Professional in the Face Has Been Charged, According to the Prosecution

Rickers Island (Photo: AP NEWS)

A Rikers Island prisoner accused of a fatal stabbing on a Manhattan subway train has been charged for allegedly stabbing a mental health professional.

Murder Suspect Claude White. (Photo: NEWYORKPOST)

According to NEW YORK POST, Claude White, 24, is accused of stabbing the victim with a “makeshift dagger” twice in the face and once in the arm on July 29 at the George R. Vierno Center at Rikers. White is also accused of assault and other offenses.

Prosecutors claim that while the clinician was interrogating another prisoner, White approached him from behind and assaulted him with a metal shank. White is accused of stabbing the clinician in the face with a “makeshift dagger” on Rikers Island.

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According to the DA’s office, Puncture wounds and injuries to his chest were present when the victim was brought to the hospital.

Tavon Silver was stabbed to death on June 17 by White. White was being held without bail.

The victim, 52 who has been a certified clinical social worker since at least 2008, was transferred to New York Presbyterian Hospital for sutures for his wounds, according to sources with the Correction Department.

Following the assault incident, the 6-foot-3, 319-pound White was brought to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and testing. The sources claimed that a weapon used was discovered on the site.

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