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UPDATE: Officer attacked by inmate at hospital

Posted: Updated: Sep 5, 2013 11:54 AM CDT

By: Jenn Schanz

Back in 2006, Robert Carter led Omaha police on high speed chase on Interstate 80 after holding up three businesses.

The pursuit ended in a shootout.

"When I got out of the truck, the first thing I did is I dropped the gun. I turned around and they shot me like five times in the back," says Carter during an interview after the chase.

Now fast forward now to Thursday morning.

Carter was brought to Bryan West for treatment, officials won't say for what.

The Department of Corrections says he used a metal butter knife to stab an officer in the head, neck, and ear.

They say it happened after Carter, who was in leg shackles, walked towards the door..

The officer told him to stop, that's when he turned back around, and stabbed him several times.

Officials aren't sure how he got the knife.

Following his Omaha arrest  2006, Carter blamed his actions on a life of abuse and drug problems.

"Ya I did shoot at him coming down the road, but I was just trying to get a little room between me and them so I could get out and run...if I can't do nothing else I'll get slowed down somewhere and just blow my own head off," he said.

Carter, now 50–years–old, is serving time at the Nebraska State Penitentiary for multiple robbery charges in Douglas and Sarpy counties.

Of course now, he's facing more charges.

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