Correctional Officer Taken Hostage Rescued Inside Oklahoma County Detention Center


UPDATE (7:12 pm March 27, 2021): Oklahoma City Police confirmed that the correctional officer has been rescued and is currently in a metropolitan hospital receiving treatment.

Authorities also confirmed that an inmate inside the jail was shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer.

Related: Graphic video inside Okla prison. Co. shows prisoner shot, killed by OCPD, rescued hostage

Below is the original story.

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The Oklahoma County Detention Center is closed after a correctional officer was taken hostage.

Oklahoma County officials confirmed Saturday that the correctional officer was taken hostage on the 10th floor of the jail.

A source confirmed to News 9 that the officer was delivering medication when they were attacked by an inmate. The inmate took the keys from the correctional officer and tied up the officer.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office tactical response team heads to the jail.

This is a developing story.

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