Person dies after hostage situation linked to bank robbery: EPS

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One man died after a suspected bank robber was held hostage in the city’s northeast.

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In a statement just before 5 p.m., Edmonton Police spokeswoman Cheryl Voordenhout said a man allegedly fled the scene of a bank robbery at an ATB Financial branch in the area of ​​127 Avenue and 97 Street.

The man then entered a residence that was not attached to him at 83rd Street and 130th Avenue. There was an unconfirmed number of hostages in the house at the time.

In an update later on Monday evening, Voordenhout said a woman who was a lone hostage was freed around 5:30 p.m. after efforts by professional negotiators.

“Police entered the residence around 6 pm and found a 36-year-old male suspect dead. There was no one else in the house,” she said.

The director of law enforcement was informed of the death and determined that the investigation would remain with the Edmonton Police Service.

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A male suspect after fleeing the scene of an ATB bank robbery on 97th Street enters a police tactical unit outside a building bordered on 130th Avenue near 83rd Street and a residence that does not belong to him on Monday, November 29, 2021 Knew. photo by Ed Kaiser ,postmedia

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