Rensselaer County inmate accused of trying to kill correctional officer

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An inmate at the Rensselaer County Jail is accused of trying to kill a correctional officer.

Matthew Fluty attacked the officer, say investigators, taking away his two-way radio so he couldn’t call for help.

The sheriff says he strangled the officer until he passed out and left him in a housing unit.

Fluty is charged with attempted murder, assault, robbery and strangulation.