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Police have shot a man who took a woman hostage during a bank robbery in Takoma Park. Prince George's County Police spokeswoman Lt. Tammy Sparkman says the suspect has been shot. His condition is unknown.

Sparkman says a police officer may have been shot in the leg. Video shows a man walking out of a Capitol One bank on University Boulevard toward police officers using a woman as a shield.

It appears a red dye pack from the bank may have exploded in the suspect's hands. As he was backing away from police, he tripped over a pile of snow. Images show that the woman managed to escape. She ran away from the suspect toward police and held her hands up to cover her head and ears. Police took the man into custody shortly afterward.

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