Situation resolved after two detainees briefly take hostage at Illinois jail

Two detainees at the Cook County Jail in Chicago briefly took over a maximum security floor of the facility and held another detainee hostage, authorities say Thursday.

The Cook County Sheriff's Office said the situation was resolved at approximately 8 p.m. local time. No further details were immediately available and there was no word about any injuries. 

Authorities said the two detainees had covered the floor of a housing tier with soapy water and torn down security cameras. They then seized another detainee with "what appears to be a sharp object," according to a police statement.

Authorities said 16 other detainees were being housed in the facility.

An earlier statement from authorities said the sheriff's Emergency Response Team had gone to the jail in the hope of resolving the situation peacefully.