Man suspected of robbing bank, taking hostage in Anaheim is arrested

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of robbing a bank and taking a hostage in Anaheim, according to the Anaheim Police Department.

The incident occurred at the BMO bank around 4:40 p.m. on the 4500 block of E. La Palma Avenue. 

When officers arrived they found a man who had taken at least one person and barricaded himself with the victim in a room inside the bank. 

Patrol officers, SWAT officers and Tactical Negotiators were on scene, according to the Anaheim Police Department. 

The man was arrested and the victim was not harmed. It was not immediately clear whether the man was armed with a weapon.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.