Inmates Take Guards Hostage at Delaware Prison

A hostage situation is unfolding at a maximum security prison in Smyrna, Delaware.

Three to five prison guards have reportedly been taken hostage by inmates at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, according to an Associated Press report.

All state prisons are in lockdown.

"Department of Correction will release additional information as it is appropriate," said a statement.

The correction officers union president reported that the inmates have control of the building, according to Fox 29 Philadelphia.

The jail houses about 2,500 inmates.

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