5 hostages were released after police and FBI negotiated for 8 hours during a bank robbery in St. Cloud, Minnesota

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  • Law enforcement spent over eight hours negotiating a hostage situation at a Wells Fargo in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

  • The suspect initially took five employees hostage, and no injuries have been reported.

  • After the last hostage was released, law enforcement stormed the bank and took the suspect into custody.

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Law enforcement spent more than eight hours negotiating an active hostage situation at a Wells Fargo in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Thursday, according to local police.

Police and the FBI were negotiating with the suspect, who had taken five bank employees hostage, according to the St. Cloud Police Department. A SWAT team was also on the scene.

Hostages were individually released throughout the standoff, with the final hostage released around eight and half hours in, according to local outlet WCCO. The FBI stormed the building shortly after and took the suspect into custody.

No known injuries have been reported.

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Wells Fargo issued a statement, saying: "We are cooperating with local law enforcement and will do whatever we can to assist the authorities in their investigation. We recognize this is a traumatic moment for the community and our colleagues. The safety and security of our customers and employees is our most important priority."

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