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    Police respond to active hostage situation at Wells Fargo bank in Minnesota

    BREAKING: Police respond to active hostage situation at Wells Fargo bank in Minnesota after ‘attempted robbery’

    • Police responded to reports of a robbery at a Wells Fargo bank in St. Cloud shortly before 2pm Thursday
    • Unconfirmed number of employees and customers are still being held inside the branch
    • Local police and FBI are currently on the scene allegedly attempting to negotiate 

    Police in Minnesota are responding to an active hostage situation inside a Wells Fargo bank.  

    An unconfirmed number of bank employees and hostages are currently being held  inside the bank, located in the city of St. Cloud.

    Officers responded to a call from the branch shortly before 2pm local time, and the incident is still listed as ‘active’.  

    Scores of local police and the FBI are on the scene reportedly attempting a hostage negotiation. 

    Shortly before 6.30pm, one female hostage was released from the bank.

    Video shows the woman emerging with her hands in the air as she ran towards police. 

    Crowds, who were watching from several hundred meters back, cheered as the woman was safely escorted away by officers. 

    Just after the woman was released, another person appeared to open the bank’s front door and throw a wad of cash outside.   

    Police in Minnesota are responding to an active hostage situation inside a Wells Fargo bank. An unconfirmed number of bank employees and hostages are currently being held inside the bank, located in the city of St. Cloud

    Shortly before 6.30pm, one female hostage was released from the bank. Video shows the woman emerging with her hands in the air as she ran towards police

    Shortly before 6.30pm, one female hostage was released from the bank. Video shows the woman emerging with her hands in the air as she ran towards police

    ‘We can confirm a hostage situation at Wells Fargo’s St. Cloud South branch, located at 200 33rd Avenue South,’ Wells Fargo spokesperson Staci Schiller stated in a release.

    ‘We are cooperating with local law enforcement and will do whatever we can to assist the authorities in their investigation. We recognize this is a traumatic moment for the community and our colleagues. The safety and security of our customers and employees is our most important priority.’ 

    This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

    Armored tanks, police vehicles and ambulances are currently stationed outside the St. Paul bank

    Armored tanks, police vehicles and ambulances are currently stationed outside the St. Paul bank 

    'We can confirm a hostage situation at Wells Fargo's St. Cloud South branch, located at 200 33rd Avenue South,' Wells Fargo spokesperson Staci Schiller stated in a release

    ‘We can confirm a hostage situation at Wells Fargo’s St. Cloud South branch, located at 200 33rd Avenue South,’ Wells Fargo spokesperson Staci Schiller stated in a release

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