Cary refuses to release names of bank hostages


    CARY, NC (AP) — Officials are refusing to disclose the names of several people held hostage in a bank standoff in Cary last week.

    The town of Cary released a report from the standoff that ended when authorities shot and killed suspect Devon Mitchell. Cary officials say they blacked out the names and addresses of victims on the report at the direction of the Wake County District Attorney’s Office because of ongoing investigations.

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    The report lists several items seized as part of the investigation, including a bookbag, books, money, tennis shoes and a document with writing. It does not elaborate.

    Mitchell had as many as seven hostages during the standoff. Officers shot him as he emerged from the bank holding what appeared to be a gun to the head of a hostage. Authorities now say he did not have a weapon.

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