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(KENORA, ON) – A few Kenora residents have reached out to TRCCTB.COM to inform us of a serious event unfolding at the Kenora District Jail.

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Around 3:00 pm this afternoon roughly 8 prisoners have taken a correctional officer hostage using a home made knife.

Kenora Ontario Provincial Police were seen arriving at the jail to help sort out the situation.

They are attempting to negotiate with the prisoners.

We called the Kenora District Jail about what’s going on, but all they could confirm was that the jail was on lockdown, and not why.

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We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Please avoid the Kenora District Jail until this situation clears up.

*** UPDATE: The corrections officer has been released and sent to hospital.

*** UPDATE: The Correctional Officer taken hostage has been identified as JohnΒ Tsentouros.

Please send photos of the jail to contactus@trcctb.com

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