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Russia: Gunman killed after taking six hostage in Moscow bank00:36

Russia: Gunman killed after taking six hostage in Moscow bank

Russian Federation, Moscow
May 18, 2016 at 20:58 GMT -00:00 · Published

A gunman was shot dead by a Russian special police unit in Moscow on Wednesday evening, after the man had entered the branch of Moscow Credit Bank reportedly holding a pistol in his hand, taking six people as hostage and demanding the cashiers to empty the vaults.

Footage shows a group of armed police outside the bank, before bursting through the front door of the bank, after which several shots can be heard.

Before the assault, Moscow police had given a statement stating that five hostages had been freed after negotiating with the gunman, but that the robber still held one woman as hostage. After the negotiations failed, the police stormed the bank and shot the gunman. None of the hostages were hurt during the assault and the remaining woman was also freed.

Russia: Gunman killed after taking six hostage in Moscow bank00:36
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A gunman was shot dead by a Russian special police unit in Moscow on Wednesday evening, after the man had entered the branch of Moscow Credit Bank reportedly holding a pistol in his hand, taking six people as hostage and demanding the cashiers to empty the vaults.

Footage shows a group of armed police outside the bank, before bursting through the front door of the bank, after which several shots can be heard.

Before the assault, Moscow police had given a statement stating that five hostages had been freed after negotiating with the gunman, but that the robber still held one woman as hostage. After the negotiations failed, the police stormed the bank and shot the gunman. None of the hostages were hurt during the assault and the remaining woman was also freed.

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