Bank robber killed after slipping on snow - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Bank robber killed after slipping on snow

TAKOMA PARK, MD (NBC) - A Maryland bank robber was killed after attempting to use a hostage as a shield on Friday.

"They came out of the bank went to the side, and a gun was to the head of the hostage," said Chief Ronald Ricucci, Takoma Park Police.

The suspect pulled the hostage out of the bank and slipped on the snow.

The hostage ran and the suspect was shot by police as he ran after her.

Police approached the suspect with caution because they were unsure if explosive devices were involved.

A police officer and two injured hostages were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

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