Kane inmate grabs gun, holds Geneva hospital employee hostage: Cops – Chicago Tribune

A Kane County jail inmate being treated at a Geneva hospital grabbed the gun of a corrections officer guarding him and took a hospital employee hostage, a Kane County Sheriff’s spokesman said.

The inmate, whose name has not been released, was taken to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital for treatment, said sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Patrick Gengler. While there, he grabbed the gun of the Kane County correctional officer who was chaperoning him.

The hostage situation started about 12:30 p.m., according to Geneva police. The inmate was still holding the gun on a female hospital employee and keeping her hostage about 4 p.m.

Both inmate and hostage were in a room in the lower level of the hospital, not far from the hospital’s emergency treatment area, Gengler said. Although there was a lockdown at the hospital, there was believed to be no threat to anyone else in the building.

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