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Hostage Freed in Seattle

Aired August 10, 2001 - 14:46   ET

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DONNA KELLEY, CNN ANCHOR: Right now, we want to update you on this story in Washington state that we've been telling you about. The news that we have now is we had wondered whether or not there was a hostage there. The latest that we have, apparently, this alleged bank robber who is a woman, did let go a woman who had been held hostage for more than two hours inside the bank there.

She was freed, and now police are looking for the hostage taker. They are looking for the suspect, this woman was allegedly was going to do a bank robbery here in this bank that's across from Sea-Tac Airport. Nobody injured, and police SWAT team members still trying to find the suspect.

The woman who was the hostage was freed just about a half-an-hour ago. As we understand it, it was about 2:15 Eastern time, 11:15 in the morning West Coast time. There was an alarm call, robbery in progress, the dispatcher said it was implied that this person had a weapon, but they're not sure. Airport operations apparently at Sea- Tac Airport unaffected by this, but they did close the Pacific Highway, Pacific South Highway there that was on the way there.

So, that's an update for you. We'll keep you posted on any other news.

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