There is an active hostage situation stemming from an attempted bank robbery at a Wells Fargo in St. Cloud, Minnesota, according to the bank and law enforcement officials.
St. Cloud officers were called to the bank around 2 p.m. CT Thursday for reports of a possible robbery in progress, St. Paul Police said.
Wells Fargo spokesperson Staci Schiller confirmed an active hostage situation inside the bank.
“We are cooperating with local law enforcement and will do whatever we can to assist the authorities in their investigation,” Schiller said. “We recognize this is a traumatic moment for the community and our colleagues. The safety and security of our customers and employees is our most important priority.”
At least two people have left the building, according to video from CNN affiliate WCCO-TV. Both were women who came out to applause from bystanders. It is unclear whether they were employees of the St. Cloud Wells Fargo bank.
St. Cloud police said they do not have any reported injuries at this time and confirmed the FBI is assisting with their investigation.
St. Cloud is approximately 65 miles northwest of Minneapolis.