Guards taken hostage by in­mates at Delaware prison

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

DOVER, Del. — Guards were taken hostage by in­mates Wed­nes­day in­side a Delaware prison, putting all the state’s pris­ons on lock­down as po­lice swarmed the fa­cil­ity. It was not im­me­di­ately clear how many guards had been taken hostage. Ge­of­frey Klopp, pres­i­dent of the Cor­rec­tional Of­fi­cers As­so­ci­a­tion of Delaware, said the Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tion com­mis­sioner told him that prison guards had been taken hostage at the James T. Vaughn Cor­rec­tional Cen­ter in Smyrna. In a brief state­ment, the depart­ment said that DOC Re­sponse Teams and Delaware State Po­lice were on the scene re­spond­ing to a hostage sit­u­a­tion.

A DOC spokes­woman said only that an emer­gency sit­u­a­tion was re­ported at the Smyrna prison late Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

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