Armed Bank Robber Hides Behind Two Hostages and a Barrier - SWAT Sniper Enters the Lobby and Ends It with One Shot

Armed Bank Robber Hides Behind Two Hostages and a Barrier – SWAT Sniper Enters the Lobby and Ends It with One Shot


The Lee County Sheriff’s Office released video Saturday of a sniper engaging a bank robbery suspect during a hostage situation that took place in Fort Myers, Florida, on Feb. 6.

The Facebook post erroneously states that the incident took place on Feb. 7, but multiple media reports — including some published on Feb. 6 — establish the correct date as a day earlier.

Lt. Todd Olmer of the Public Information Office said that posting the video to social media was done to “provide additional details and context” to the February shooting.

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Video showed surveillance footage of a man armed with a knife holding two hostages inside a Bank of America, as well as a number of sheriff’s officers outside the office.

It also shows the

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