Police free hostages held by armed robber at Spanish bank
Sep 24, 2010, 15:51 GMT
Valencia, Spain - Spanish police Friday released three women who were being held as hostages by a bank robber in the eastern city of Valencia, police said.
The armed robber initially took several bank employees and clients as hostages, prompting dozens of police to besiege the building.
He released some of the hostages after negotiations with police. A gun shot was then heard inside the building, and police stormed it.
The robber was overpowered and slightly injured during the police raid. The three remaining hostages were released.
The robber's motives for taking the hostages were not clear. None of the hostages sustained injuries.