Staff member assaulted at LCC

Staff member assaulted at LCC



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Staff member assaulted at LCC

January 10, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb) – An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) assaulted a staff member on Thursday, January 9, 2020, resulting in serious* injuries. 

The assault occurred right around 6:30 p.m. just after the inmate was escorted from his cell so that an inspection could be made of a maintenance issue inside. While in restraints, he was able to use a homemade weapon, fashioned from a toothbrush, to cause two puncture wounds to the back of the staff member’s hand.

Additional team members responded immediately and deployed chemicals (oleoresin capsicum) in order to help gain control of the inmate.

The staff member went to a Lincoln hospital where a medical adhesive was utilized to close the puncture wounds to her hand.

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.


*Assaults with serious injury: A serious injury requires urgent and immediate medical treatment and restricts the person’s usual activity. Medical treatment should be more extensive than mere first aid, such as the application of bandages to wounds. It might include stitches, use of Dermabond or other topical adhesive, setting of broken bones, treatment of concussion, loss of consciousness, etc.