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Hostage Situation At Arizona State Prison Resolved With No Injuries

Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 4:17pm
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Arizona Department of Corrections
Timothy Monk

A hostage situation at an Arizona State prison was resolved without injury Wednesday morning and the inmate responsible will face new charges.

Timothy Monk, an inmate at Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis in Buckeye, took a library employee hostage around 8 a.m.

According to a statement from the Arizona Department of Corrections, Monk used a knife made in prison, also known as a shiv, and demanded to leave the complex. Tactical support personnel were able to free the employee.

Monk is currently serving 97 years in prison.