Tecumseh State Prison

Tecumseh State Prison

A staff member at the Tecumseh State Prison was stabbed multiple times and kicked in the head Thursday as the staffer was escorting an inmate back to his cell, officials said Friday.

The staff member was taken to Johnson County Hospital, where he received stitches and was released.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., officials said, the staff member was escorting one of the inmates back to a cell. The wrong door was mistakenly opened, and a second inmate, armed with a homemade weapon, stabbed the staff member. The first inmate kicked the staff member in the head, officials said.

Three more staff members responded, secured the inmates and helped the injured staff member.

The results of an investigation will be turned over to the county attorney.

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