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14 May 2017, 01:09 | Denise Dawson
Hostage situation underway at Delnor Hospital
Authorities say officers have fatally shot an armed jail inmate who had taken a worker hostage at an IL hospital. While the specifics were still under investigation, McMahon said Salter moved down to the ground floor to a small room near the hospital's emergency room, taking another nurse into custody. Salters, who was charged with stealing a vehicle from the Elgin Police Department, was being retreated at the hospital since May 9.
The second nurse appeared to be physically OK, Gengler said.
Police secure the perimeter of Delnor Hospital in Geneva after reports of a hostage situation and person with a gun in the hospital's emergency room May 13.
Multiple agencies, including the Geneva Police Department, the Kane County Sheriff's office and SWAT teams, responded to the incident, surrounding the scene as it developed.
The standoff began around 12:30 p.m., when Salters snatched a gun from a corrections officer at the hospital about 40 miles west of Chicago. The hostage, a nurse, apparently was not injured, he said.
Salters was booked into the Kane County Jail on March 11 and ordered held on $75,000 bail, according to jail records.
GENEVA - An officer was shot and a Kane County inmate is dead after a hostage situation Saturday at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva.
The prisoner was transferred to the hospital on Monday, but Mr Gengler said he could not release details as to why he was hospitalised at this stage.
The main hospital was put on lockdown and no patients were in danger.
The hospital asked people to avoid coming to the area and to not come to visit patients, though ambulances were on standby for anyone who arrived at the hospital in need urgent care, city spokesman Kevin Stahr said.
The lock down has now been lifted from the hospital and no other injuries have been reported.
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