Hostage Situation Ongoing at Delaware Prison

iStock/Thinkstock(DOVER, Del.) -- A hostage situation is ongoing at a Delaware prison Wednesday, according to a Delaware Department of Corrections official.

The isolated incident at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna began around 11 a.m., said Chelsea Hicks of the Delaware Department of Corrections.

Hicks did not comment on who is being held hostage.

The Correctional Emergency Response Team and Delaware State Police are responding, Hicks said.


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