/1 Hostage Apparently Released From Incident At Wells Fargo Bank In St. Cloud; Police Ask Public To Avoid Area – CBS Minnesota

1 Hostage Apparently Released From Incident At Wells Fargo Bank In St. Cloud; Police Ask Public To Avoid Area – CBS Minnesota


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – FBI agents negotiated for more than eight hours Thursday with a suspect who held five bank employees hostage in St. Cloud.

Police say they were dispatched to the Wells Fargo branch at 200 33rd Avenue South just before 2 p.m. on a report of a possible robbery.

Police say there were five hostages total, all of whom were bank employees. Four of the five hostages were released over a course of four hours, with the fifth and final hostage released just before 10:30 p.m. FBI agents then stormed the bank and arrested the suspect.

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The first hostage was released just before 6:30 p.m.

At about 7:45 p.m., a second hostage was released.

A third hostage left the building just after 7:50 p.m.

A fourth hostage was escorted away just after 8 p.m.

Hundreds of people gathered across the street from the bank for hours to watch the events unfold. Police say no hostages or members of law enforcement were hurt in the ordeal.

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