OSLO, Norway — Two inmates took a pair of prison guards hostage Wednesday at a Swedish penitentiary and are barricaded inside in what the country’s prison department called “a very dangerous situation.”
The inmates abducted the prison officers after breaking into a guards’ room soon after midday and covering up the surveillance cameras, the Swedish Prison and Probation Service said. Negotiators and police were at the prison “and the situation is frozen,” acting security chief Jorgen From Nordin told Swedish news agency TT.
The prisoners are serving murder sentences, TT reported. Swedish media say they have demanded a helicopter to help them escape.
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