The Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO — A group of bank employees and customers taken hostage at a Far North Side branch by an armed robber were safe and accounted for this afternoon, said authorities, who would not comment about whether the gunman was arrested.
A SWAT unit left the area about 1:15 p.m., and a principal at a nearby school that had been on lockdown for hours said police had told him the hostage situation had ended. There were still street closures in the area, however.
A standoff with at least one armed robber, thought to be male, began about 9:42 a.m. at the First Commercial Bank branch, 6945 N. Clark St., authorities said.
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