Inmates arrested after taking guard hostage in Quebec

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Posted: Jun 22, 2016 7:53 PM

SEPT-ILES, Quebec (AP) — Authorities say that two inmates who took a female correctional officer hostage at Quebec courthouse have been arrested.

Two men, aged 22 and 26, surrendered early Wednesday evening and were arrested, said Quebec provincial police Sgt. Hélène Nepton.

She said the officer was not injured in the altercation.

The provincial jail is in the basement of the local courthouse. Sept-Iles is 650 kilometers (403 miles) northeast of Quebec City.