TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – An on duty officer was attacked by an inmate at the Shawnee County Department of Corrections Saturday.
Officer Lacy Noll was attacked by inmate Allen Thomas Schroeder Jr. while working on her post around 4:45 p.m. She suffered lacerations and other facial injuries and was treated at a hospital. She has since been released.
The jail was placed on lockdown until 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The unit where the attack happened is still closed at this time.
Inmate Schroeder was booked into the correctional facility on November 2, 2016 on charges related to aggravated battery, domestic battery and a parole violation for Kansas Department of Corrections.
The incident is being investigated internally by the department and the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office. No word on whether charges will be filed.