KCSO says inmate cut himself with razor blade in court

Taken to Kern Medical Center to treat wounds

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - On July 1, at about 11:20 a.m. Inmate David Hernandez was in Kern County Superior Court for sentencing when he injured himself.

Deputies say Hernandez was fully restrained with shackles and was seen making several quick scratching motions to his neck and wrist.

When deputies approached him, they say he tried to kick at them, then fell out of his seat. Deputies noticed blood coming from his wrist and neck area.

Deputies located a small razor blade lying on the floor near him. They requested medical aid for Hernandez and he was transported to Kern Medical Center, where he was treated for wounds to his neck and wrist.

Hernandez is now back in custody at the Kern County Sheriff's Office Lerdo facility.

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