IN PROGRESS: Hostage Situation At Delnor Hospital After Inmate Disarmed Correctional Officer
Delnor Hospital Hostage Situation
Geneva, Illinois – A Kane County Jail prisoner was being treated at Delnor Hospital when the inmate grabbed the correctional officer’s gun and took a hospital employee hostage.
“It’s pretty hectic,” said Lt. Pat Gengler of the Kane County Sheriff’s Department, according to Fox 32. “Most of the hospital is on lockdown.”
No information about the suspect or hostages have been released.
SWAT hostage negotiators are in contact with the suspect and have been trying to talk him down.
A law enforcement command center has been established in the parking lot.
UPDATE: SWAT went in and took the suspect out after negotiations fell through.
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