Bank robbery suspect pulled out by armed SWAT team after ‘several hostages taken’ in botched raid at Wells Fargo in Arlington
- An unknown suspect walked into Wells Fargo, insinuated he had a gun and barricaded himself inside the bank
- Police say the man robbed the bank shortly after 3 p.m
- A hostage negotiator has now been brought in
Just a day after a gunman opened fire at a bank in Kentucky, another armed suspect has been arrested after taking several people hostage at a bank in Virginia.
A SWAT team was caught on camera pulling the suspect out of Wells Fargo on Washington Boulevard in Arlington just after 4 p.m. after an unknown number of hostages were safely evacuated.
The bank was robbed shortly after 3 p.m., authorities say, but the suspect — a man in his 20s — remained inside the bank.
He is said to have entered the bank, implied he had a gun and demanded money. The suspect then barricaded himself inside the bank along with multiple patrons and employees.
Police quickly swarmed Wells Fargo, and shortly after 4 p.m., armed police officers were seen approaching the building.
SWAT teams arrived on the scene of an armed robbery in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday and quickly apprehended the suspect.
Arlington police arrived on the scene at the Wells Fargo within minutes after the robbery suspect barricaded himself inside it
Authorities said they received a call on Tuesday about an armed robbery at the bank around 3.09pm.
When officers arrive on the scene moments later, they realize the suspect is still inside the bank and is holding an unspecified number of customers and bank employees hostage.
Shortly after 4pm, a group of heavily armed officers were seen approaching the bank and ordering those inside to come out with their hands up.
A man is seen in handcuffs, ARL now reports.
A deputy in the Arlington County Sheriff’s office appears at the site of the hostage negotiations on Tuesday
Arlington County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that they implied he had a gun and demanded money