Machete-Wielding Man Takes 9 Hostage at Bank

A machete-wielding man was arrested Friday in Tennessee after taking nine people hostage inside a bank, ABC News reports. According to WZTV, the situation started around 2:45pm at the Community First Bank & Trust in Columbia. 

Police say it's unclear why the suspect took hostages at the bank, but it doesn't appear to have been a robbery attempt. The suspect initially let four hostages go before allowing the remaining five to leave hours later. None of the hostages were hurt. The suspect was tackled by police and arrested upon leaving the bank Friday night.  He suffered minor injuries during his arrest.

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