Gunman surrenders at Greek bank

Armed hostage-taker at Athens bank releases captives unhurt, police say.

    Police had surrounded the bank where the gunman had held people hostage [Reuters]

    But after two of them were chased and arrested, the third returned to the bank and held people hostage, a police spokesman said.

    He tried to escape using  four hostages as human shields and threatening to set off two grenades, but eventually returned inside the building, media reports
    said.

    Dozens of police had surrounded the bank and a helicopter hovered above the area, which was cordoned off.

    The gunman had earlier fired shots in the air, police said, but added that no one had been wounded.

    According to preliminary information, 14 people were initially held hostage.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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