Lincoln police say two people are recovering from injuries after a Department of Corrections inmate attacked two people at Bryan West.
Police say it happened just after 4 a.m. Thursday when an inmate, 50-year-old Robert Carter, stabbed a Department of Corrections with a butter knife.
NDCS officials say the officer had escorted Carter to the restroom and was just outside the restroom door, maintaining visual supervision when Carter yelled at the officer.
Officials say Carter hit the NDCS officer and following a scuffle, stabbed the officer with a metal butter knife.
The officer received cuts to his head, neck, and ear which required medical treatment.
Police say Carter also injured a Bryan Security Guard, who is also an off-duty officer.
Officials say Carter is an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. They say he was admitted to Bryan West Campus on Sunday for medical issues that could not be addressed by correctional healthcare professionals.
According to reports, Carter was in leg restraints at all times during the incident, in accordance with NDCS procedure.
He was subdued outside his hospital room immediately following the incident.
NDCS officials are investigating the stabbing in cooperation with Lincoln Police Department.
Carter is serving a 30 year sentence from Douglas and Sarpy Counties for the offenses of attempted assault on an officer/ two counts of use of weapon/firearm and six counts of robbery.
Carter began serving his sentence in January 2008 and has a tentative release date of Nov. 22, 2036.