UPDATE: Suspect Dead in Hostage Situation at Bank in Atlanta, Georgia

MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS) — According to an update from WGCL, as of 12:57 pm, the man who held two people hostage and claimed to have a bomb at a Cobb County bank is dead, according to police.

A SWAT team sent robots into the bank, which spotted the suspect down

The bomb robot disposed of the suspect’s backpack, which the suspect claimed held the explosives.

Police are still on the scene at the Wells Fargo location at 2675 Windy Hill Road in Marietta.

 

Earlier, Georgia police say a man claimed to have a bomb inside the Wells Fargo Bank in Marietta Friday morning

An update around 11:30 AM said that all people inside the bank, aside from the individual in question, were out of the bank.

Authorities received a call about the incident around 9:30 am saying there was a man claiming to have a bomb in the bank after his robbery attempt failed.

The SWAT, bomb and K9 teams have responded to the bank.

Roads in the area have been blocked off until the situation is resolved.

Police say their goal is to resolve the situation peacefully.

 

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