Hostage Situation Unfolding at Wells Fargo Bank In St. Cloud, MN

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2019
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MINNESPOTA – There was a massive police response to a “hostage situation” at a Wells Fargo Bank in the city of St. Cloud Thursday, police say.

Officers were called to the scene at 200 33rd Avenue South around 2 p.m.

“We can confirm a hostage situation at Wells Fargo’s St. Cloud South branch, located at 200 33rd Avenue South,” a Wells Fargo spokesperson told KARE 11. “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.”

“This incident is active and ongoing,” said St. Cloud police Lt. Lori Ellering. “We do not have any reported injuries at this time.”

The FBI is assisting with the investigation — residents were being asked to avoid the area.

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