A New York man accused of threatening to murder Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was stabbed in his jail cell while awaiting trial.
Authorities say 63-yr-old Carlos Bayon was stabbed three times on his head and, left arm and right hand.
The stabbing occurred on April 11th at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown. The privately operated prison did report the incident to law enforcement until Tuesday.
Bayon was stabbed while sleeping in his bunk. He claims he felt a sharp pain in his arm before being punched to the ground, beaten and stabbed again. A reason for the stabbing was not available. Guards found a metal shank in his cell.
Bayon's cell mate has been implicated as the attacker. It's not immedietly clear if the stabbing suspect had a political motivation.
Bayon, a resident of upstate New York, was indicted in Buffalo for leaving threatening voicemails for Rep Scalise. He also left threatening voicemail messages for Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican from Washington.
Authorities found 200 rounds of ammunition and receipts for two guns in Bayon’s home. They also found dozens of books about explosives, disguises, security systems, gun silencers and computer hacking.