An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center assaulted a staff member, choking him until being restrained by other staff at the prison.
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services reports the incident occurred Sunday evening when an inmate threatened to physically harm a staff member. Two other staff members restrained the inmate and attempted to move him. The inmate maneuvered himself in a position to choke the staff member. Another staff member was able to restrain the inmate and remove him from the unit.
The staff member sought treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
A criminal investigation is underway. No names are being released.