LINCOLN, Neb. — An inmate is accused of assaulting two employees at a Nebraska prison.

The Department of Correctional Services says the inmate struck both employees in the head around 7:30 a.m. Monday at the Lincoln Correctional Center.

Officials say the inmate was agitated and attacked the employees as they were escorting him to a holding cell. They say the unidentified inmate was subdued with pepper spray.

The employees were assessed at a local hospital. One was given stiches for a cut above the eye and the other had no notable injuries.

Officials say the incident was isolated and did not affect the prison’s operations.

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