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Jail guard held hostage

WARREN, Ohio (WKRC) -- An hours-long hostage situation inside an Ohio jail ends peacefully.

A corrections officer was taken hostage by three inmates at the Trumbull County Jail near Youngstown at about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.  Officials say inmates Kevin Johns, who is from Cincinnati; David Martin, who is accused of capital murder, and Richard Ware grabbed and handcuffed the officer and held him for several hours.
One of the felons was armed with a shank.  A hostage negotiator was able to talk the inmates in to surrendering five hours later.
All three are being transferred to a maximum security facility.

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