Hostages freed, gunman surrenders in North Carolina robbery attempt
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Oct 25 (Reuters) - A gunman trying to rob a drugstore in Belmont, North Carolina, near Charlotte, fired shots at police and held several hostages for more than two hours early Friday before surrendering, police said.
A police negotiator secured the release of the three people taken hostage in a CVS store in Belmont, about 15 miles west of Charlotte, police said in a statement.
The gunman remained holed up for several more hours before surrendering about 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT), police Sergeant John Wilson said.
No injuries were reported, he said.