2 Cook County Inmates to Face Charges After Hostage Situation

Two Cook County Jail detainees will face charges after holding another inmate hostage at shank-point for several hours Thursday evening.

According to the Cook County Sheriff’s office, two men obscured the facility's cameras before ripping them down entirely in Division 10, a maximum security wing of the jail, and covered the floor with soapy toilet-water during the incident.

The standoff lasted about three hours before ending around 8 p.m., according to the sheriff's office.

Authorities say the inmate who was held hostage is recovering from a leg injury.

There are 16 other detainees housed in Division 10, according to police, including the hostage. No one else was hurt.

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