A staff member has been assaulted at a women’s prison in Nebraska.
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services reports an inmate at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women near York threatened a staff member with a homemade weapon Wednesday. Though the staff member was able to defend herself against the weapon, the inmate did strike the staff member’s face. Chemical agents had to be used to subdue the inmate.
No names will be released. An investigation is underway. Its results will be submitted to the county attorney.
The staff member was treated and released.