WARREN, Ohio – A correction officer has been taken hostage by inmates at an Ohio county jail.
Officials say three inmates grabbed and handcuffed the officer Wednesday afternoon at the Trumbull County Jail in Warren.
No injuries have been reported. Other employees have left the jail.
Streets in the area have been closed.
An Ohio State Highway Patrol commander in Columbus confirms the agency has sent a hostage negotiator to the jail. The FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and local police are helping.