Police kill inmate who took hospital employee hostage in IL
Police kill inmate who took hospital employee hostage in IL
Hostage situation underway at Delnor Hospital
14 May, 2017, 13:07
- Police fatally shot an armed inmate who took a hospital worker hostage at Geneva Hospital in IL.
Multiple agencies, including the Geneva Police Department, the Kane County Sheriff's office and SWAT teams, responded to the incident, surrounding the scene as it developed. Gengler says an officer shot and killed the inmate, whom he identified as 21-year-old Tywon Salters.
He then took a female hospital employee hostage, according to police.
The nurse who was taken hostage survived and was not injured in the ordeal. She was quickly taken to another room in the hospital. The incident started at about 12:30 p.m.in Salter's hospital room on the third floor of the hospital.
GENEVA - A Kane County jail inmate is dead following a hostage situation at Delnor hospital in Geneva Saturday.
Salters was being held on charges related to a stolen vehicle, but police haven't said why he was hospitalized.
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Police said the standoff was contained to one section of the emergency room when it initially broke out. CNN affiliate WLS reported visitors were not allowed entry into other parts of the 159-bed hospital.
The hospital employee is now being examined at Delnor hospital, said Lt.
Hospital staff and paramedics have ambulances ready to transport anyone who comes to the hospital requiring emergency attention, according to the city's statement.
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