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German police make two arrests after hostage taken at bank

Police are still looking for red, older VW Golf, which drove away shortly after the alarm was triggered.

GERMAN POLICE HAVE arrested two people after a hostage was taken inside a bank in Duisburg, Germany.

Local police have confirmed that the incident is a suspected bank robbery and that two people have been arrested; and that the bound person has been freed.

Police are still looking for red, older VW Golf, which drove away shortly after the alarm was triggered.


A significant number of police have been deployed to the area; the exact amount of perpetrators is as of yet unknown.

Duisburg police released the following statement at 8.40am:

“This morning, the police were alerted to a possible bank robbery. The Duisburg police have now sealed off the area and is supported by other police officers who came from the neighboring cities.

“We will report on the further progress. The police department, Essen, has taken over the management.”

A police spokesman told N24 that authorities have described the raid as an ”untypical bank robbery,” as it took place before the bank opened to the public.

More to follow

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