Man Arrested After Allegedly Holding Customer Hostage at Hayward Bank

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:05:09 -0800

HAYWARD (KRON)--A man has been arrested after  taking a customer hostage in a Hayward bank Tuesday.
 
KRON 4's Terisa Estacio reports that a man entered the Wells Fargo located at Second and A streets in Hayward at about 11:30 a.m. and handed a teller a note saying that he was armed and planning to rob the bank. Police were notified when someone inside the bank triggered a security alarm.
 
According to police, responding officers arrived on the scene and saw that the suspect had taken a female victim hostage at knifepoint. Upon officers entering the bank, the suspect surrendered to authorities and alluded to the possibility of a bomb inside the bank. K9 units and the bomb squad were dispatched to the scene while authorities investigated. 
 
The bank remains closed while police continue their investigation.
 
Stay tuned to KRON 4 and KRON.com for updates on this developing story.
 
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