Minnesota Bank Robbery Standoff Ends Peacefully; Hostages Unharmed
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A man blamed for holding five representatives prisoner at a Minnesota bank following a question was caught and captured after an hourslong stalemate, police said.
Nobody was truly harmed Thursday at a Wells Fargo branch in St. Cloud, police Chief Blair Anderson said at a late-night news gathering.
The branch director called police just around 1:45 p.m. since he was worried about the wellbeing of those inside the bank during the debate, Anderson said.
The suspect in Thursday prisoner taking in a St. Cloud bank was recognized by police as Ray Reco McNeary. He was last set up for the Stearns County Jail in March on a Ramsey County warrant for lawful offense terroristic dangers, as indicated by online prison records. pic.twitter.com/JYBPgOxOjI—St. Cloud Times (@sctimes) May 7, 2021
The suspect, Ray Reco McNeary, 35, was displeased about an earlier exchange, as indicated by the boss.
Anderson said numerous individuals had effectively run out of the bank when officials showed up, yet five representatives were held prisoner.
"I can reveal to you that a few representatives were delivered by the suspect, and some level out ran for the entryway," Anderson said. "The last prisoner that was being held took his risk and made a run for the entryway."
Anderson said that is when strategic units from the police division and FBI ran in and arrested the suspect without occurrence. The boss said McNeary had requested that police call the FBI, and the government office was called and reacted to the scene.
McNeary was known to specialists before Thursday's prisoner circumstance. "We have had various contacts with this individual going back at any rate 10 years, including rough wrongdoing," Anderson said.
It was indistinct whether the suspect was furnished during the prisoner circumstance. The boss said examiners were proceeding to clear the bank for proof.
McNeary was set up for the Stearns County Jail. Online records didn't state whether he had a lawyer who could remark for his sake.
"We perceive this is a horrible second for the local area and our associates," Wells Fargo said in a proclamation. Organization representative Staci Schiller said bank authorities are helping out neighborhood law authorization and will do whatever they can to help the specialists.