NC Cops Kill Teen Bank Robber in Hostage Drama

Student shot as he exits bank with woman
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2011 2:21 AM CST
NC Cops Kill Teen Bank Robber in Hostage Drama
Police enter a Wachovia Bank in Cary, North Carolina, after the hostage incident.   (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

A three-hour standoff at North Carolina bank ended when police shot a teenage bank robber dead. The robber, a 19-year-old high school student, at one point held seven hostages inside the suburban Raleigh bank, the Raleigh Telegram reports. He released five hostages after police arrived. As he exited the bank holding a gun to the head of another female hostage, police opened fire, hitting him in the chest several times. The hostage was unharmed. "This is not how we wanted it to end, but we’re happy to have all the hostages home safely tonight," said the local chief of police in a statement. (More bank robber stories.)

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