Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gunman Takes 3 Hostages at St. Joseph La Bank

ST. JOSEPH, La. - A gunman took three people hostage Tuesday at a bank in rural Louisiana. A State Police negotiator was brought in to talk to the man, authorities said.

The man, armed with at least a handgun, took the people captive about 12:30 p.m. at the Tensas State Bank branch in St. Joseph, and the negotiator talked with him throughout the afternoon, said Trooper Albert Paxton, a state police spokesman.

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