WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A correction officer taken hostage by three inmates at an Ohio county jail has been released unharmed, and the inmates have been taken to a maximum-security facility.
Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office Major Thomas Stewart says the hostage situation ended peacefully and, “It’s all over.”READ MORE: 40th Street Bridge Lane Restrictions Go Into Place This Week
He says the inmates talked to hostage negotiators and “decided to give it up.”
He says the correction officer wasn’t physically harmed but is being evaluated.
Officials say the inmates grabbed and handcuffed the officer Wednesday afternoon at the Trumbull County Jail in Warren and held him for several hours.
Other employees left the jail. Streets in the area were closed as police swarmed.READ MORE: Dozens Of Women Gather On North Shore For 'Black Maternal Health Week' Photoshoot
The Ohio State Highway Patrol sent a hostage negotiator to the jail.
The FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and local police helped.
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