Oklahoma correctional officer taken to hospital after being held hostage while dispensing the pill

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Oklahoma inmate shot and correction manager taken to hospital after inmate takes him hostage and posts poignant footage online

  • Video filmed by inmates at Oklahoma County Detention Center showed unidentified CO was forced to kneel on Saturday
  • The correctional worker is said to have been arrested after giving the prisoner some medicine
  • Officers had to open fire as soon as the prisoner put something to the officer’s neck while in a “ hostage position, ” officials said.
  • Protesters outside detention center say hostage taking started as a protest against conditions and treatment of inmates
  • The CO was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but police refused to release further information about his injuries

An Oklahoma City correction officer was held hostage at a local detention center on Saturday before the inmate who had taken him hostage was shot and killed.

Video filmed by inmates at the Oklahoma County Detention Center showed the unidentified CO was forced to kneel on the floor on the 10th floor.

The correctional worker was believed to have been captured after giving the prisoner some medicine, News 9 reports. He also took the man’s keys before tying him up.

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Video filmed by inmates at Oklahoma County Detention Center showed unidentified CO was forced to kneel on Saturday

Video filmed by inmates at Oklahoma County Detention Center showed unidentified CO was forced to kneel on Saturday

Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommie Johnson III said the officers tried to de-escalate the scene, but had to open fire as soon as the inmate put something to the officer’s neck while in a “ hostage position. ”

“Deadly force was taken and the suspect was shot on the spot,” Johnson said. KOCO reports. “We managed to get the detention officer out safely.”

The CO was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but police refused to release further information about his injuries. He is expected to recover, authorities informed.

Authorities are in the preliminary stages of investigating the hostage situation and shooting, Chief Wade Gourley said. Oklahoma City Police will lead the investigation.

Officers had to open fire as soon as the prisoner put something to the officer's neck while in a `` hostage position, '' officials said.

Officers had to open fire as soon as the prisoner put something to the officer's neck while in a `` hostage position, '' officials said.

Officers had to open fire as soon as the prisoner put something to the officer's neck while in a `` hostage position, '' officials said.

Officers had to open fire as soon as the prisoner put something to the officer's neck while in a `` hostage position, '' officials said.

Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommie Johnson III said the officers tried to de-escalate the scene but had to open fire as soon as the inmate put something to the officer’s neck while in a “ hostage position. ”

Protesters outside detention center say hostage taking started as a protest against conditions and treatment of inmates

Protesters outside detention center say hostage taking started as a protest against conditions and treatment of inmates

Protesters outside detention center say hostage taking started as a protest against conditions and treatment of inmates

Detainees repeatedly appeared on the images as they ran across the floor of the detention center

Detainees repeatedly appeared on the images as they ran across the floor of the detention center

Detainees repeatedly appeared on the images as they ran across the floor of the detention center

Protesters outside the detention center say the hostage taking started as a protest against the conditions and treatment of the prisoners.

“We can’t take a shower,” the prisoner yells as other COs yell from the floor below.

Someone filming the encounter can be heard explaining that the CO who was detained had nothing to do with the altercation.

“He just happens to be a product of the situation,” the prisoner shares.

Authorities are investigating the shooting and the hostage situation

Authorities are investigating the shooting and the hostage situation

Authorities are investigating the shooting and the hostage situation

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