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Man Tells Bank: 'My Money Or Your Life'
(Last updated 7:58 AM ET March 8)
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A former Russian army colonel toting a hunting rifle took a hostage at a central Moscow bank Friday and demanded money from his own account, police said. A police spokesman said the man had taken a woman hostage and threatened to shoot her at a branch of Rossiisky Kredit bank on Moscow's main Tverskaya street. The spokesman could not say how much money the man demanded.
Rossiisky Kredit is one of many Russian banks which halted depositors' access to some of their accounts after last August's financial crisis. Police said the man had said he needed his money to pay for an operation for his wife and had released the hostage after he was promised funds from his own account. But police detained him after he surre
-- jgj (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 08, 1999
-- Watchful (email@example.com), March 08, 1999.
Please tell me this is not a preview.
-- Greybear (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 08, 1999.
It is a preview. In fact all of Russia is a preview. All you have to add is a flu epidemic.
I have spoken to God. S/he says "I love the Americans no more or less then any other nation." Think about it.
-- Red Ermine (email@example.com), March 08, 1999.
Red Ermine you need to stop playing around. First of all God is our father so stop with the he/she and second of all God is no respecter of man. You think about that.
-- Lyn Truss (StormieLyn@webtv.com), March 09, 1999.
i'ld like to take this time to remind everyone the 1st ammendment is still in effect; at least until 12/31/99.
-- sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 11, 1999.