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SWAT storms bank, frees hostage, shoots suspect (Updated)

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The hostage situation at a Buena Park bank has ended. The bank's doors were blown open and police entered the bank with guns drawn around 3 p.m., NBC LA reported.

KCAL 9 reported that the suspect was shot, but it was unknown what injuries the suspect sustained. The female bank manager was taken to the command post and appeared uninjured, according to reports. Her name has not been released.

Buena Park police Cpl. Andy Luong confirmed that the SWAT team entered the bank and that the suspect was "down." An ambulance was seen leaving the shopping center.

Authorities received a call about a bank robbery just before noon after an armed suspect entered Saehan Bank. The suspect ordered all the employees, except for the manager, to leave the building.

Update 4:20 p.m. The bomb squad is investigating "suspicious devices" left in the bank by the suspect, says KTLA's David Begnaud. Two officers are also reported to have sustained minor injuries during the hostage rescue. 

 

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