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(GENEVA, Ill.) — A prison inmate who was being treated at an Illinois hospital managed to gain control of an officer’s weapon and take a hospital employee hostage, according to officials.

A spokesperson for the Kane County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was confined to a small area of the emergency room at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Illinois, and hostage negotiators were at the scene surrounding the suspect.

The emergency room was evacuated and the rest of the hospital was operating as normal, the official said.

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