Staff member assaulted at Nebraska State Penitentiary

(NTV News)

Another prison employee was hospitalized after being assaulted by an inmate Sunday.

According to a statement released by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, it happened at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln .

The department says an inmate punched a staff member in the head.

Chemical agents and physical force were used to control the inmate. The injured staff member was treated and released from a local hospital.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said the names of those involved will not be released.

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