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Friday, November 24, 2017

Guards taken hostage at state prison unit

Posted By on Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 7:51 PM

This just in from Solomon Graves, spokesman for the Arkansas Correction Department:

Earlier this evening, two correctional officers were taken hostage by two inmates in a housing area at the Maximum Security Unit in Tucker, Arkansas. Additional details will be released as they become available. Emergency Response Teams from the Department of Correction are on scene. The Arkansas State Police has been notified.
That's it.

UPDATE:  Confrontation over  Two guards suffer minor injuries. Two inmates hospitalized after use of force to subdue them, according to KARK.

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