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Jail Standoff

Inmates help rescue captive guard at Virginia jail 

A guard captured by four prisoners at a jail in Virgina yesterday was freed with help from an unlikely source -- other inmates. A superintendent at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail says a 70-year-old guard was jumped by inmates who then grabbed a younger officer when he checked on his colleague. The inmates kept them in a cell and tried to escape by breaking out a reinforced window. The hostage-takers released the older officer for medical reasons. Several hours later, the 25-year-old guard was freed when inmates in an adjoining cell block grabbed one of the hostage-takers and held him down. The spokesman says, "They were the ones that ended it-- We're going to do something for them."

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