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Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 01/28/2011

Takoma Park bank robbery suspect killed

By Washington Post editors

A man was fatally shot by police Friday morning after he attempted to rob a bank in Takoma Park, authorities said. Three people were also injured.

The incident began at 9:25 a.m. when police officers were called to the Capital One bank at New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard for a report of a suspicious package. When officers from Takoma Park and Prince George's County police departments arrived on the scene, they discovered that a suspect was holding a weapon to the head of a woman.

Six people were in the bank at the time of the robbery.

Video shown on a number of local television stations shows the suspect and a female hostage leaving the bank and walking toward a parking lot. The two are surrounded by armed police officers nearby.

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Shortly after a red dye pack explodes, the video shows, the suspect slips and the hostage breaks free. The suspect chases the hostage as police stand feet away.

Authorities said three Takoma Park officers and three Prince George's County officers opened fire on the suspect. He was taken into custody, taken to authorities and later pronounced dead.

Officials said one hostage was pistol whipped and a second was taken to the hospital after experience shock. A Prince George's officer was grazed by a bullet. Authorities said it's possible the officer's wound may have come from a another police officer.

Four injured in bank robbery, suspect shot
11:27 p.m.
Two of the people injured in the bank robbery Friday morning were civilians, said Scott Graham, assistant chief of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. They were not shot Graham said.

Authorities have said that the alleged bank robbery suspect was shot. His condition could not be confirmed. A police officer also was injured, authorities said.


10:59 a.m.
Four people were injured in the bank robbery at Takoma Park, according to Scott Graham, assistant chief of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.

Takoma Park bank robbery suspect shot
10:52 a.m.
Prince George's County police spokesman Cpl. Evan Baxter said an officer was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening wound.


10:44 a.m.
Montgomery County police Cpl. Dan Friz said the suspect has been taken to a trauma center. He said authorities continue to search the bank.

10:35 a.m.
A man who allegedly attempted to rob a Capital One bank in Langley Park and flee with a hostage has been shot, a Prince George's County Police spokeswoman said.

Fox 5 has video from the scene that shows a man armed with a weapon leaving the bank while holding a woman. The man, surrounded by several armed police officers, at one point appears to stumble over snow and ice. The woman then manages to free herself and run. The man then appears to run behind her and is shot.

His condition is not known at the moment.

Montgomery and Prince George's County police are on the scene, along with Takoma Park police.

Stay with PostLocal.com and Crime Scene for more details.

10:13 a.m.
A bank robbery suspect who emerged with an apparent hostage from a Capital One bank in Langley Park has been shot, a Prince George's County Police spokeswoman said.

The incident started about 9:25 a.m., when police officers were called to the bank at New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard for a reported robbery in progress, said Sgt. Michelle Reedy, the spokeswoman.

Officials continue to investigate the incident.

She said the incident remains very active, and all details are still unclear. Another Prince George's police spokesman was en route to the scene, she said, and officials were still trying to sort out whose jurisdiction the incident was in.

Stay with PostLocal.com and Crime Scene for more details.



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Report: Takoma Park bank robbery
10:12 a.m.
Montgomery County Police are investigating a bank robbery in Takoma Park, according to WUSA 9.

The station reports that a Capitol One bank was the scene of the robbery and a hostage situation.

Stay with PostLocal.com for more details.

By Washington Post editors  | January 28, 2011; 11:56 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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I mean you have to pay somebody to be that stupid.

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