Inmates’ Attack Sends Tecumseh Staff Member To Hospital

LINCOLN – A Nebraska Department of Corrections press release says two inmates at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution assaulted a staff member on Thursday resulting in serious injuries.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. the staff member was escorting one of the inmates back to a cell.
The wrong door was mistakenly opened and the second inmate, armed with a homemade weapon, stabbed the staff member multiple times. The first inmate kicked the staff member in the head.

Three additional staff members responded, secured the inmates and provided aid to the injured staff member. The injured staff member was taken to Johnson County Hospital where he received stitches and was released.

The incident will be investigated with findings provided to the county attorney for determination of criminal prosecution.

The NDCS disciplinary process will be utilized with sanctions, such as loss of good time, applied according to the rules and regulations.