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No harm to the hostages in the Michigan confrontation



A suspect is in custody after attempting to rob a bank and hold the hostages on Thursday in Canton Township, Michigan.

"It's kind of disturbing, it makes me want to make a direct deposit," Canton resident Craig Noble told ABC affiliate WXYZ.

"I think it's becoming more common, we just had one," Noble said, referring to the January 18 robbery at Huntington Bank in Canton. That suspect remains a fugitive.

The Canton Police Department received a call around 3:30 p.m. On Thursday, he alerted them to an incident at a Citizens Bank, according to Joshua Meier, director of public safety in Canton. A suspect entered the bank with a gun and announced that it was a robbery, witnesses said.

When the agents arrived, the suspect barricaded himself in the bank along with an undisclosed number of hostages, Meier said.

The Canton Police Department and the Western-Wayne Special Operations Team helped negotiate with the suspect, and all hostages were released around 6:30 p.m., according to the Canton Department of Public Safety.

No hostages were damaged and the suspect was arrested around 7:45 p.m. local time.


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