BREAKING: Three Corrections Officers Taken Hostage At Tucker Unit Arkansas Prison

Tucker, AR - Three corrections officers have been taken hostage as six inmates took control over part of the Tucker Unit Maximum Security Prison.

The incident happened at around 3:30 PM on Monday during recreation call.

There are no reported injuries to the corrections officers at this time.

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Tucker, AR - Three corrections officers have been taken hostage as six inmates took control over part of the Tucker Unit Maximum Security Prison.

The incident happened at around 3:30 PM on Monday during recreation call.

There are no reported injuries to the corrections officers at this time.

UPDATE: All corrections officers have been released and the "situation is resolved."

The Department of Corrections emergency response team and Arkansas State Police are on standby at the prison.

Arkansas Online reports that no entry has been made into the prison at this time.

The inmates hold control over the doors in the section that they have barricaded in.

The ADC says the inmates seized keys from the guards during recreation call this afternoon; the status of the guards is unknown. @KATVNews
— Chris May (@KATVChrisMay) August 7, 2017

Prison officials didn't report that incident to the A-D-C, and it only became public after a report in the Arkansas Times.
— Chris May (@KATVChrisMay) August 7, 2017

Last month, two inmates escaped their cells at Tucker and attacked another prisoner and two guards; warning shots were fired in the air.
— Chris May (@KATVChrisMay) August 7, 2017

Guards are outside Tucker max where 6 inmates are holding 3 corrections officers and controlling a portion of the prison. @KATVNews pic.twitter.com/aJZms7K7hN
— Chris May (@KATVChrisMay) August 7, 2017

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