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Three staff members assaulted at State Penitentiary

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Posted at 9:32 AM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 10:32:42-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Three staff members were assaulted by an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on Monday.

The assault occurred just before 8:00 a.m., a staff member was inside the dining hall, standing by the serving line and punched in the head by the inmate multiple times. The other two staffers received minor injuries trying to secure the inmate.

The staff member who was punched was treated for a cut under the eye at the hospital, and the other two staffers did not need medical attention. The incident is under investigation.