Inmate accused of assaulting 2 employees at Nebraska prison

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


        An inmate is accused of assaulting two employees at a Nebraska prison.
        The Department of Correctional Services says the inmate struck both employees in the head around 7:30 a.m. Monday at the Lincoln Correctional Center.
        Officials say the inmate was agitated and attacked the employees as they were escorting him to a holding cell. They say the unidentified inmate was subdued with pepper spray.
        The employees were assessed at a local hospital. One was given stiches for a cut above the eye and the other had no notable injuries.
        Officials say the incident was isolated and did not affect the prison’s operations.