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SWAT sniper kills Florida bank robber who threatened life of hostage

Posted on AllSides February 6th, 2024
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Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A SWAT team sniper fatally shot a suspect who had taken hostages during a Florida Bank of America robbery on Tuesday, authorities said.

The suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Sterling Ramon Alavache, was shot amid hostage negotiations with authorities at the bank within the Fort Myers' Bell Tower complex after he put a knife to the neck of one of his hostages, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said.

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