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1 hostage dead in U.S. prison standoff
Last Updated: 2017-02-03 08:23 | Xinhua
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One hostage was found dead and another rescued as police stormed into a Delaware state prison Thursday morning, ending a day-long standoff, said the Department of Corrections.

One hostage, a prison employee, was found unresponsive and pronounced dead early Thursday morning in the Level 5 James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, according to a statement from the department.

The rescued hostage is being examined at a local hospital. A total of five employees were taken hostage by inmates on Wednesday morning. One of them was released with no life-threatening injuries hours later, said the statement.

Overnight, two other employees and dozens of inmates were also released from the building as FBI and Delaware state police negotiated with the hostage-takers.

The Department of Corrections Response Teams and the Delaware state police are continuing to investigate the situation at the prison, but the building has been secured, said the Delawareonline.

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