Inmate takes Illinois hospital employee hostage

From CNN:

An inmate being treated at an Illinois hospital grabbed an attending officer’s weapon and took a hospital employee hostage, the Kane County Sheriff’s Department said Saturday afternoon.

Hostage negotiators and the Kane County SWAT team have arrived at Delnor Hospital in the Chicago suburb of Geneva.

The inmate was receiving medical treatment near the emergency room when he grabbed the attending sheriff deputy’s weapon, said Sheriff’s Department spokesman Patrick Gengler. The inmate took a hospital employee hostage in a room near the treatment area, he said.

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