Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Prison officials say an inmate at a prison in Lincoln has been hospitalized after being attacked and stabbed by another inmate.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says in a news release that the attack happened Wednesday in the Lincoln Correctional Center's woodshop.

Officials say the inmate was attacked from behind by another inmate, hit several times in the head with a large metal bar clamp and was stabbed several times with a screwdriver.

The injured inmate is in a Lincoln hospital with serious injuries. Staff members were able to restrain and disarm the attacker.

The names of the inmates involved have not been released. The Nebraska State Patrol is leading the investigation into the attack.

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