Edmonton hostage freed, suspect died after man fled his home after bank robbery


Police said on Monday afternoon the man entered a house in the north of town that was “not associated” with him and took an unknown number of hostages.

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EDMONTON – A hostage-taking in Edmonton that began when a man allegedly fled a bank robbery ended with the release of the lone hostage and the death of the suspect.

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Police said late Monday afternoon that the man entered a house in the north of the city that was “not associated” with him and took an unknown number of hostages.

The bank robbery, they said, happened several blocks away.

On Monday evening, Edmonton Police spokesperson Cheryl Voordenhout said as a result of efforts by professional negotiators, a woman who was the only hostage was released unharmed around 5:30 p.m.

“The police then entered the residence at around 6 pm and found a 36-year-old suspect who had died. There was no one else in the house, ”she said.

– Additional reporting by Anna Junker, Edmonton Journal


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