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Hostage freed and suspect dead after man flees into home following bank robbery

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EDMONTON — A hostage situation in Edmonton that began when a man was allegedly fleeing a bank robbery has ended with the lone hostage released, and the suspect dead.

Police said late Monday afternoon that the man had entered a home on the city's north side that was "not associated to him" and took an unknown number of hostages.

The bank robbery, they said, happened several blocks away.


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In a news release later in the evening, police say the lone female hostage was released unharmed at around 5:30 p.m. after efforts by professional negotiators.

Police then entered the residence at approximately 6 p.m. and found the 36-year-old male suspect dead. 

They say there were no others in the home.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.

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