SWAT Team Save Hostage from Bank Robber

FORT WORTH, TX - MARCH 21: Fort Worth SWAT team members conduct a training exercise where they swarm a house where Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage is being held hostage on March 21, 2012 at the Fort Worth Police & Fire Training Center in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

The SWAT team were called to a bank in Buena Park to deal with a bank robber who had taken a hostage.

Reports emerged that a man in his 40s had arrived at the bank in the mid afternoon and supposedly stolen 250,000$ cash from a safety deposit box.

After sliding a note out of the door to the police, the SWAT team decide to take no chances and use a tactical robot to go in.

The robber had a shotgun, as well as several pipe bombs. Once grabbing the note the robot retreats.

When the SWAT team finally move in, the suspect opens fire. The hostage is saved and the robber was badly injured but not killed.

He got 5 life sentences on top of 40 years for his actions.

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