No hostages harmed in Michigan bank standoff
DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A suspect is in custody after attempting to rob a bank and holding hostages on Thursday in Canton Township, Michigan.
“It’s kind of disturbing. Makes you want to do direct deposit,” Canton resident Craig Noble told ABC-affiliate WXYZ.
“I guess it’s becoming more common. We just had one,” said Noble, referring to a Jan. 18 robbery at Huntington Bank in Canton. That suspect remains at large.
The Canton Police Department received a call around 3:30 p.m. Thursday alerting them of an incident at a Citizens Bank, according to Joshua Meier, director of public safety in Canton. A male suspect entered the bank with a handgun and announced that it was a robbery, witnesses said.
When officers arrived, the suspect barricaded himself in the bank along with an undisclosed number of hostages, Meier said.
The Canton Police Department and the Western-Wayne Special Operations Team assisted in negotiating with the suspect, and all hostages were released around 6:30 p.m., according to the Canton Public Safety Department.
No hostages were harmed, and the suspect was taken into custody around 7:45 p.m. local time.
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