A jail inmate receiving treatment at a hospital near Chicago grabbed his guard’s gun and took a female hospital employee hostage on Saturday, according to local officials and media reports.
Delnor Hospital, in the suburban city of Geneva, Illinois, has been closed to the public as local police try to resolve the stand-off, according to a statement on the city’s website.
The male inmate from the Kane County jail and the female hospital employee were not identified, and no one has been injured, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The inmate was holding the employee in a room near the hospital’s emergency ward for several hours, according to the Tribune.
Officials at the hospital and the sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to requests for details.
(Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Dan Grebler)
Internet horrified by video showing Trump going on church shooting spree: ‘Disgusting — but not surprising’
Response to a doctored video showing President Donald Trump going on a murderous shooting spree against his perceived enemies -- that was shown to his fans at a Trump hotel -- was overwhelming greeted on Twitter with horror and disgust late Sunday night.
Fort Worth police shooting spurs calls for transparency, justice in death of 28-year-old woman
A white Fort Worth police officer shot and killed a black woman in a home while responding to a request for a wellness check.
A white police officer shot and killed a black Fort Worth woman in a home while responding to a request for a wellness check Saturday, police said.
Body camera footage shows the officer surveying the area around the house after seeing an open front door. The officer opens the backyard gate, notices movement in the window and shouts, “Put your hands up, show me your hands.” Within a breath of this order, the officer fired a shot through the window killing 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.
‘The tide is going to change’: Botham Jean Attorney says guilty verdict is signal to cops who kill black people
The family attorney for a black man who was mistakenly shot to death by his police officer neighbor praised a guilty verdict in the case.
On Tuesday, 31-year-old Amber Guyger -- a former Dallas police officer -- was found guilty of murdering Jean when she entered the wrong apartment on September 6, 2018.
Family attorneys Lee Merritt and Benjamin Crump spoke after the verdict was read.
Merritt thanked the jury "for taking the time, hearing the evidence and getting it right."
"This is a huge victory, not only for the family of Jean, but as his mother told me a little while ago, this is a victory for black people in America," he said. "It's a signal that the tide is going to change here. Police officers are going to be held accountable for their actions."