A Suffolk County jail inmate awaiting trial for allegedly killing his stepfather two years ago was caught trying to break out of the jailhouse in Riverside on Wednesday morning, authorities said.
A Suffolk County correction officer spotted Matthew Hubrins running toward the inner fence of the recreation yard and start climbing it while ignoring the officer’s commands to stop until he reached the razor wire at the top at 10:20 a.m., according to Sheriff Vincent DeMarco’s office.
The 30-year-old inmate has been jailed since June 2012, when he was charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of 44-year-old Noel Mohammed, a U.S. Postal Worker, in Huntington.
A judge has ordered psychiatric evaluations of Hubrins in the case, records show.
Hubrins now is facing an added charge of attempted escape. He is due back in court next month.