Inmate allegedly drunk on 'hooch' assaults 3 Neb. COs

Officials said the inmate appeared to be intoxicated on homemade alcohol


By C1 Staff

LINCOLN, Neb. — An inmate who was allegedly intoxicated on homemade alcohol attacked three corrections officers Wednesday night. 

The Omaha World-Herald reported that officers were removing multiple inmates from a housing unit when they noticed an intoxicated inmate. 

When a CO attempted to handcuff the inmate, the officer was punched and fell to the ground. He sustained head bruises. The same inmate punched another officer who was restraining a different inmate. Officers used pepper spray and subdued the inmate. 

The officer suffered head bruises, chipped a tooth and required five stitches, the publication reported. Both officers were treated at a local hospital and released. A caseworker suffered a thigh bite as well, but did not seek outside treatment. 

An investigation is ongoing, but the incident did not require a facility lockdown.

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