Hostage situation end in gunfire


Hostage situation end in gunfire
BUENA PARK, CA (BDCi) – An armed man is in custody following a hostage standoff at a Buena Park bank, where he was shot and wounded by police.

Police received a call around noon about a possible robbery at the Saehan Bank.

Buena park police Cpl. Andy Luong said the suspect entered the bank with a shotgun.

The suspect allowed six employees to leave following an employee’s request but he decided to keep bank manager Michelle Kwon as a hostage.

SWAT officers fired on the suspect after a two-hour standoff and he fired back at police.

Kwon was uninjured.

The suspect is described as a middle-aged Korean man. He was transported to a hospital in police custody.

As of last night (1), his condition is unknown.

Suspicious pipe bombs were discovered inside the bank but authorities have determined that they were not dangerous.

By: Diego Díaz
Source: KTLA
Photo: ABC
2 March 2012
10:45 a.m. P.D.T.


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