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Correctional officer at St. Louis jail freed after being held hostage by inmates

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A guard was abducted by inmates at a downtown St. Louis jail, but freed hours later after a police SWAT team intervened. Officials with the St. Louis Department of Public Safety say the 70-year-old guard was abducted Tuesday by two inmates while serving breakfast. Other inmates eventually joined in, but authorities say they weren’t sure how many. A police SWAT team was called in shortly after 8 a.m., and the guard was freed within minutes. The guard, whose name was not released, suffered minor injuries and was treated at a hospital. Officials say charges will be filed against those who were involved.

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