ELY — An administrator at the maximum-security prison in Ely was attacked and critically injured in a kitchen scuffle with an inmate, a Nevada state prison official said.
State prisons spokesman Kevin Ingram in Las Vegas said the attack occurred after noon Monday in a kitchen pantry.
Ingram said the facility’s culinary manager, Steve Roundy, suffered “a severe head injury” when he was hit in the head with a metal kettle paddle.
Roundy was flown by a medical helicopter to University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. Ingram said Roundy was in critical condition.
The inmate’s name was not released.
Ingram said the inmate was “restrained” when other officers arrived.
He did not know whether the inmate was injured and said the state-run prison was in lockdown.