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Inmates at City Justice Center take guard hostage, police say

Posted on AllSides August 22nd, 2023
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Inmates at the City Justice Center in downtown St. Louis have taken a guard hostage, police said early Tuesday. Detectives said the 70-year-old male corrections officer had no weapon. It wasn't immediately clear if he was injured, police said. Authorities haven't disclosed what demands, if any, the inmates have made or how many inmates are involved. On Tuesday morning, the jail held 675 inmates, according to the city's website. Police reported the incident shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday. Police said there is no riot and the hostage ordeal was confined...

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