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BREAKING: Bank Robber Takes Five Hostage At Wells Fargo In DC Suburbs

Arlington, VA – Snipers were on the scene at a Wells Fargo bank in the Washington, DC suburbs after a bank robber took multiple people hostage on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the armed suspect was holding at least five people hostage inside the bank located in the 3100-block of Washington Boulevard in Arlington, The Washington Post reported.

The Arlington County Police Department (APD) said the suspect entered the bank, “implied he had a weapon” and then demanded money from a teller.

Then the would-be bank robber barricaded himself inside the Wells Fargo with the patrons and employees who were trapped with him, The Washington Post reported.

SWAT, hostage negotiators, and police snipers are on the scene at the hostage standoff as law enforcement works to deescalate the dangerous situation.

Police said the suspect at 3:57 p.m. that the suspect was still “barricaded inside the bank with patrons/employees,” according to The Washington Post.

Authorities have not yet released the identity of the hostage-taker if it is known, nor have they identified any of his hostages.

Negotiations with the suspect were successful and the hostage-taker was taken into custody shortly before 4:30 p.m. without any of the hostages being harmed.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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