October 25, 2013 / 11:50 AM / in 4 years

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.

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