Jan 11, 2020 3:40 AM

Search for 'command vehicle' in mystery drone case

Posted Jan 11, 2020 3:40 AM

By MATT VOLZ-Associated Press

(AP)-A Colorado sheriff has rescinded his previous call for the public to be on the lookout for a command vehicle that may be operating the mysterious groups of drones spotted in recent weeks over parts of Colorado and Nebraska.

The Phillips County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Wednesday that the request for public assistance is no longer relevant, without offering more details.

A person who attended a closed-door meeting about the drones on Monday for law enforcement and government officials said authorities were never looking for such a vehicle.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the mysterious nighttime flights of six to 10 drones in grid-like patterns. 

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Jan 11, 2020 3:40 AM
Officials say inmate stabbed Lincoln prison staffer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center stabbed a prison staffer with a sharpened toothbrush, causing serious injuries, Nebraska prison officials reported Friday.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said in a news release that the attack happened Thursday evening just after the inmate was escorted from his cell so an inspection could be made of a maintenance issue inside the cell. The inmate, who was in restraints, was still able to use the homemade weapon to stab the staffer twice in the back of the staff member's hand, the release said. Other staffers then used pepper spray to subdue the inmate.

The staffer was taken to a Lincoln hospital, where medical adhesive was used to close the puncture wounds to her hand.

Findings from an investigation into the attack will be sent on the Lancaster County Attorney to determine what, if any, charges will be brought.