Machete-Wielding Man Takes 9 Hostage at Bank

It doesn't appear to be an attempted robbery
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2017 3:02 PM CDT
Machete-Wielding Man Takes 9 Hostage at Bank
A machete-wielding man was arrested after allegedly taking nine people hostage Friday at a bank in Tennessee.   (YouTube)

A machete-wielding man was arrested Friday in Tennessee after taking nine people hostage inside a bank, ABC News reports. According to WZTV, the situation started around 2:45pm at the Community First Bank & Trust in Columbia. Police say it's unclear why the suspect took hostages at the bank, but it doesn't appear to have been a robbery attempt. The suspect initially let four hostages go before allowing the remaining five to leave hours later. None of the hostages were hurt. The suspect was tackled by police and arrested upon leaving the bank Friday night. He suffered minor injuries during his arrest. Police haven't released any information about the suspect or hostages. (More machete stories.)

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