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Hostages are released at Pennsylvania prison

Two inmates armed with smuggled pistols ended a more than five-day siege at a maximum-security state prison here. The inmates at Western Penitentiary freed their two hostages - data supervisor Kostas Mastros and guard Daniel Kohut. The two were seized by the inmates last Thursday during a botched escape attempt. Authorities had been negotiating with the inmates over a long list of conditions the pair had submitted earlier.

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