Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Guards Held Hostage At Maximum Security Prison

According to several reports, at least four guards and a counselor were taken hostage at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, near Smyrna, Delaware. All prisons in the state were placed on lockdown per DOC policy.

According to ABC, a guard was injured after he was struck several times with fists and a mop wringer. He is said to have been taken to the hospital, where he was alert and awake. It is unknown whether anyone else involved was injured.

Sgt. Richard Bratz commented on the situation, saying they are "Working with the Department of Corrections, the FBI and the Delaware State Police, we continue negotiations to obtain a peaceful, safe resolution."

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