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Georgia: Police search for armed robber who took 43 people hostage at bank03:38

Georgia: Police search for armed robber who took 43 people hostage at bank

Georgia, Zugdidi
October 22, 2020 at 17:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police were searching for a man who robbed a bank in the western Georgian town of Zugdidi taking 43 people hostage on Thursday. The suspect escaped with an unknown amount of cash the day before.

The Georgian Interior Ministry said "all hostages have been released and their lives and health are no longer in danger."

After a seven-hour stand-off with police on Wednesday, the armed man left the bank taking three hostages with him. A local TV station reported that he released them on Thursday.

Georgia: Police search for armed robber who took 43 people hostage at bank03:38
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Police were searching for a man who robbed a bank in the western Georgian town of Zugdidi taking 43 people hostage on Thursday. The suspect escaped with an unknown amount of cash the day before.

The Georgian Interior Ministry said "all hostages have been released and their lives and health are no longer in danger."

After a seven-hour stand-off with police on Wednesday, the armed man left the bank taking three hostages with him. A local TV station reported that he released them on Thursday.

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