Officer held hostage released from hospital

BARRIE — Ontario says a corrections officer that was taken hostage by several inmates at the Kenora jail on Friday has been released.

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services says the officer was taken to hospital for an assessment. First responders and staff at the jail worked throughout Friday to assist in the release.

Officials say the officer will continue to be treated for Post Traumatic Stress following the ordeal.

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