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Attack on Nebraska prison staff involved a dozen inmates | KRVN Radio

Attack on Nebraska prison staff involved a dozen inmates

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Officials say roughly a dozen inmates were involved in an attack on nine staff members at a Nebraska prison.
Lincoln Correctional Center spokeswoman Tammy Kluver said Thursday that investigators were still trying to determine exactly what happened. The Nebraska State Patrol is reviewing video footage of the incident, which took place Wednesday evening in a small courtyard.

Prison officials say the inmates who were involved had refused to return to their cells.

Kluver says the employees involved were treated at hospitals and released. One female staff member required staples to close a gash in her head. Authorities used pepper spray at one point to subdue the inmates.

Gov. Pete Ricketts plans to meet with prison officials Thursday.

The Lincoln Correctional Center is a medium-maximum security prison for adult males.

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