Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis cop convicted of George Floyd‘s murder, was brutally stabbed on Black Friday.

John Turscak, the inmate behind the attack, stabbed Chauvin 22 times in the law library of the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona, using an improvised knife.

Federal prosecutors charged Turscak with attempted murder, revealing that the 52-year-old assailant expressed a desire to end Derek Chauvin’s life, stating he would have succeeded if not for the timely intervention of corrections officers.

Chauvin’s family, unaware of the incident’s details, faced frustration as prison officials provided minimal information beyond Chauvin being in critical but stable condition.

The convicted murderer is currently serving a sentence of more than 22 years for Floyd’s murder.

Related: Derek Chauvin Sentenced To 22.5 Years For The Murder Of George Floyd

Additionally, he received a 20-year term for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, serving time in Arizona.

Related: Derek Chauvin Avoids Trial By Pleading Guilty To Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

The attack, occurring on November 24—coincidentally Black Friday—holds symbolic significance.

Turscak revealed to agents that he chose the date to connect with the Black Lives Matter movement, aligning it with the “Black Hand” symbol associated with the Mexican Mafia gang.

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Source: AP News

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