Two correctional staffers held hostage in Delaware prison uprising

February 2, 2017 03:34


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Two correctional staff members were being held hostage on Wednesday evening at a Delaware prison where an inmate uprising broke out hours earlier, state officials said.

Two officers with the state Department of Correction were released during the day and two other staff members with the department were still held by inmates at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in the town of Smyrna, said Robert Coupe, secretary of Delaware's Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

Officials previously said a total of five staff members were being held but they told a news conference on Wednesday evening that only a maximum of four had been held.

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