Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor convicted of sexually abusing young female gymnasts, has been stabbed by another inmate while in prison. U.S. media reports indicate that Nassar is in stable condition following the incident, which took place on Sunday.
Larry Nassar Stabbed in Prison
The assault occurred at the U.S. Penitentiary Coleman in Florida, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Although the bureau has not disclosed the identity of the inmate involved, citing privacy and security concerns, they confirmed the incident took place on Sunday afternoon. Benjamin O’Cone, a spokesperson for the bureau, stated that immediate life-saving measures were initiated by responding staff. The inmate was then transported to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been informed about the incident and an internal investigation is currently underway, O’Cone added. Thankfully, no other inmates or staff members were injured in the altercation.
According to sources cited by the Associated Press, Nassar was stabbed in the back and chest during an argument on Sunday. However, he is reported to be in stable condition, as confirmed by both the AP and ABC.
Larry Nassar’s conviction in 2018 resulted in a lengthy prison sentence. He was found guilty of sexually abusing numerous young female gymnasts who had been under his care, including prominent athletes such as Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, and McKayla Maroney. Nassar’s actions sent shockwaves throughout the gymnastics community and led to a broader discussion about athlete safety and abuse within the sport.