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Man with hostage exchanges gunfire at CU drive-thru
MONONA, Wis. (12/9/10)--A man who held another man hostage in a car while trying to withdraw funds from the hostage's account outside a Monona, Wis., credit union Wednesday was injured after ramming a police car and exchanging gunshots with police, said Monona police. The incident occurred at about 1:45 p.m. CT in the drive-thru lane at a branch of Madison-based UW CU (Wisconsin State Journal Madison.com and WXOX.com (Dec. 8). Police confirmed that they received a call from someone inside the credit union about a suspicious vehicle in the drive-thru. The hostage, who did not know the suspect, was in the car with the suspect and the suspect was attempting to withdraw the funds. When police arrived, the suspect rammed the police car and a gunfight broke out between the suspect and police. The suspect, the only person hurt, was taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries, and a gun was found in the car, police said. UW CU issued this statement at about 3 p.m.: "The Monona Police Department is at our Monona UW CU branch responding to an incident that occurred at our drive-up. The Monona branch location has been closed for the day and is expected to reopen [Thursday] at regular business hours. We have no additional comments to share at this time."


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