Two murder defendants on trial for the murder of a woman in Brooklyn tried to escape by stabbing their attorney and the other grabbing at the gun of a court officer. Attorney Mitechell Dinnerstein was stabbed in the neck with a fiberglass shiv.
The wounds were said to be not life-threatening. The two are now additionally charged with assault, attempted escape and resisting arrest.
Two plastic items were found in the court and a metal item was in the rectum of one of the men.
The defendants were not handcuffed during the trial so as not to sway the jury and both were searched before leaving jail. No injuries to court officers were reported, but three people were taken to a hospital by the fire department after the attack.