LINCOLN–(KFOR Jan. 10)–A worker at the Lincoln Correctional Center was stabbed in the hand by an inmate on Thursday evening.
The Nebraska Department of Corrections says in a news release 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.
Other staff members then gained control of the inmate.
The staff member went to a Lincoln hospital for treatment to close the puncture wounds to her hand.