- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska prison officials say a prison staff member has been assaulted by an inmate.

A news release from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says the assaulted occurred Wednesday afternoon at the maximum security prison in Tecumseh.

The release says the inmate hit the staff member in the head and face while the two were in a staff office in a housing unit. The staff member was able to get out of the office and call for help. The staff member was treated for minor injuries. Neither the inmate nor the staff member were named.

Officials have reported several attacks on corrections staff at various Nebraska prisons over several months, including one in August at the Lincoln Correctional Center that left nine officers injured.

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