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NBC10's Rosemary Connors reports from Center City after a prisoner in the hospital attacks officers in protest of going back to jail.
“I’m not going back to jail!”
That’s what police say a stabbing suspect screamed as he attempted to escape while being treated at a city hospital. The 38-year-old naked man allegedly attacked two Philadelphia Police officers while trying to make his daring escape.
According to Philadelphia Police, Dwayne Walker -- arrested following a Saturday morning stabbing of a teenager in North Philadelphia -- was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital to undergo a some tests early Monday morning.
Police said Walker was at the hospital for tests following a hand injury he suffered during the alleged stabbing. Officers -- who as standard operating procedure were at the Center City hospital with the suspect -- removed the Walker’s handcuffs so that doctors could treat him.
That’s when Walker, who hails from the 1700 block of Erie Avenue, tried to make his escape screaming that he didn’t want to go back to jail.
He allegedly attacked two officers trying to grab one officer's gun.
According to investigators, Walker disrobed and darted down a hallway. Eventually police were able to corner Walker but he continued to ignore requests to surrender.
An officer then used a stun gun to subdue Walker, according to police.
The suspect remained at the hospital Monday morning.
The officers were taken to Temple University Hospital for treatment for minor head injuries. It wasn’t clear why they weren’t treated at Jefferson.
Police expect Walker to face more charges including resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.