Police shoot and kill man holding nurse hostage at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Illinois
GENEVA, Ill. (Fox 32 News) – A Kane County Jail inmate who was receiving medical treatment at a suburban Chicago hospital grabbed a guard’s gun and took a hospital employee hostage on Saturday. Hours later, after negotiations broke down, police came in, and shot and killed the inmate, identified as Tywon Salters, 21. The nurse was not physically hurt.
“She’s obviously upset,” said Lt. Pat Gengler of the Kane County Sheriff’s Department. Salters lunged for the correctional guard’s gun and took the employee hostage in a room near the emergency room.
“It is very scary when you hear some doors banging, but we have all those security cameras so we were able to see what’s happening,” said hospital volunteer Cheryl MacKenzie.
Gengler said it’s common for inmates to be treated at Delnor, since it is near the jail. Geneva is a far west suburb of Chicago. The main hospital was put on lockdown and no patients were in danger. Other emergency room patients were transferred or redirected to other hospitals, a spokesperson said.
“We are extremely grateful to law enforcement for resolving this issue today. Our employees are safe. Our patients are safe, said Northwestern Medicine spokesperson Kimberly Waterman.
Salters had been charged with stealing a car and had been at the jail since April 11. He had been at the hospital for almost a week. Police could not say why he had been at the hospital, citing privacy laws.
Playing Friends Remember Doctor Murdered Alongside Her Fiance in Boston Penthouse: ‘She Was Awesome’
Co-workers of one of two doctors slain in a Boston penthouse last week are opening up about their beloved colleague. The Massachusetts Eye and Ear community has been in a state of shock and mourning since Dr. Lina Bolanos was murdered alongside her fiance, allegedly by a man who once worked across the street from the home they shared.
“We want people to know what a great person she was,” Nancy Katzuba, R.N. a surgical nurse, said at a press conference. Dr. Bolanos, 38, was an anesthesiologist who worked with children undergoing surgery.
“The kids loved her, the parents loved her, everybody trusted her… she was awesome,” Katzuba said.
Bolanos and her fiance and fellow anesthesiologist, Dr. Richard Field, 49, were found with their hands bound and a message of retribution allegedly written by the killer on their walls, cops say. Field texted a final a plea for help to one of his friends, but by the time police arrived at about 8:45 p.m., the couple was already dead, according to reports. Collegues, including Pediatric Otolaryngology chief Dr. Christopher Hartnick, said at the press event that they want Bolanos to be remembered as the kind person they all knew.
“I think I’ve received over 100 emails over the last two days thanking me for making their kids feel safe,” Hartnick said. “We are a small family here.”
The suspect, 30-year-old Bampumim Teixeira was shot multiple times after firing at officers, reports said. He was then transferred to the hospital where he pleaded not guilty from a hospital bed.
A motive for the slaying was not known, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.
If someone would come here and go up to the 11th floor of a penthouse, we gotta believe there was some type of knowledge of each other, Evans said in a press conference.
Photos of the two doctors had been cut up in the home and there was blood on the walls, officials said.
Hopefully, this guy that they caught will be able to say who he is and why this was done, Michael Gibbs, Bolanos godfather, told The Boston Globe. That s all we re hoping, is to get some kind of information. Why did this happen?
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A man allegedly vandalized a student painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 19, writing Nazi Art across the work on view at the institution s education center. Ryan Watson, 33, scribbled on the painting at around 5pm, and although his motive for the vandalism is unclear, he shouted Go back to your country! at a security guard who confronted him, according to the New York Daily News. The artwork was created by a New York City teenager, and is one of 600 works currently included in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: New York City Regional Exhibition, on view March 24 May 29, 2017. Each participating artist won the highest honor, the Gold Key Award, in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, organized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
This painting, Ghost Realm, by Amadi Rubie, grade 11, age 16, of Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, Oakland Gardens, New York, is one of the paintings in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: New York City Regional Exhibition. A visitor to the museum vandalized another student work in the show. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Educator: Minwouk Rhee. The vandalism follows the March attack on a Met security guard carried out by Brandon Aebersold, age 33. The assailant smashed a bottle over the employee s head when the guard suggested he tell the information desk about a crooked painting, rather than personally adjusting it. Following the latest incident, Watson was detained by museum guards, and then arrested by police. He has allegedly been charged with graffiti and criminal mischief, and was awaiting arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday evening.
The Met is reaching out to the student and will make every effort to restore the work of art, Met spokesperson Annie Bailis said in a statement. The Met is grateful for the quick and effective action taken by security officers and the NYPD on this unfortunate incident.
The targeted artwork was selected by 300 literary and visual arts professionals from nearly 11,000 written or artistic works submitted by almost 4,000 middle and high school students. Though the young artist victimized by Watson s crime may be an unknown today, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Kay WalkingStick, and John Baldessari were all Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners. The awards were established in 1923. The name of the affected work and student artist has not been released.
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