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Man who took many people hostage inside Madrid bank arrested

A man took several people hostage at a branch of Bankia in the Madrid suburb of Usera.

world Updated: Nov 16, 2017 17:09 IST
Associated Press
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Police officers stand behind a crime scene. A man took many people hostage at a bank in Madrid. (Representative photo)

Spanish police said on Thursday they have arrested a man who took several people hostage while trying to rob a bank in Madrid.

A National Police spokesman said the man gave himself up after police talked with him for an hour at a branch of Bankia in the modest Madrid suburb of Usera.

The officer said no one was injured.

He said the man had taken at least four people hostage and was armed with a handgun.

Police had no immediate on details on the man’s identity.

The officer spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with police regulations.

First Published: Nov 16, 2017 17:09 IST