Tecumseh prison staff member sent to hospital after assault

The staff member had to be treated at a hospital for a broken nose.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Tecumseh State Correctional Institution staff member was seriously injured by an inmate on Tuesday, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

NDCS said the assault happened inside an office while the staff member interviewed the inmate about a recent infraction.

According to NDCS, the inmate began punching the staff member in the head and face. The second staff member in the office was able to secure the inmate.

The injured staff member was treated at a hospital for a broken nose.

NDCS has begun an investigation into the assault, and findings will be provided to the county attorney for determination of criminal prosecution.

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