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Police in St. Cloud, Minn., are on the scene of a bank robbery in progress at a Wells Fargo location on 33rd Avenue South in the city.
“There are an undisclosed number of bank employees being held hostage inside,” a police spokesperson told the St. Cloud newspaper. “There are no reports of injuries. The SCPD and FBI are working together on this incident and are working with SWAT resources on scene.”
At about 6:30 p.m., video was shared to Twitter that appeared to show a single person, possibly a released hostage, exiting the bank and approaching SWAT team members positioned near the door. Loose bills were also visible being tossed out the doorway.
Video of a second person reaching police emerged about a half-hour later.
Large crowd has formed across the street from the Wells Fargo bank in St. Cloud, where a robbery has turned into a hostage situation. Hostages are staff. Unclear how many. No injuries reported. Negotiations continue. @WCCO pic.twitter.com/2rALyc7QoQ— Jeff Wagner (@Jeff_Wagner4) May 6, 2021