Hostage situation at Oklahoma County Detention Center over, officer taken to hospital, inmate shot and killed

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UPDATE: The Oklahoma County Detention Center hostage situation is over.

Officials confirmed an inmate was shot and killed and the detention officer who was held hostage is now free. That officer has been taken to a hospital for treatment.

Sgt. Megan Morgan with the Oklahoma City Police Department said Oklahoma City officers shot and killed the inmate.

Morgan also confirmed that the detention officer is receiving treatment at a local hospital for the injuries he suffered.

Jail officials are working to secure inmates.

Original Story

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma County Detention Center is on lockdown after at least one detention officer was taken hostage.

A Detention Center public information officer confirmed that at least one detention officer is being held hostage on the jail’s 10th floor.

No information was provided on how many inmates took the officer hostage, nor on how long this emergency situation has been transpiring.

A TAC team is on route to the jail.

Oklahoma County Jail
Oklahoma County Jail

A video is circulating that allegedly shows the inmates after they seized the detention officer’s phone and recorded a video of them holding him hostage. The video was reportedly posted on the Facebook page that belongs to the officer.

In the video, an inmate looks at the camera and says that they were doing what had to be done because they have no food and cannot take showers at the jail. Another inmate is then seen standing over the crouched detention officer with his hand on the back of his neck, berating him.

The inmate holding the phone can then be heard saying that the water in the jail does not work and the toilets are backed up.

The public information officer at the Detention Center would not confirm whether the video is from the Facebook account of the detention officer.

This is an active situation. Stay with KFOR as this story develops.

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