UPDATE: BELMONT, N.C. (AP) - A gunman has surrendered after releasing three people he held hostage in a drugstore in North Carolina after a robbery attempt.
UPDATE: BELMONT, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina say all the hostages have been released from a drugstore in Belmont, about 15 miles west of Charlotte. Police say the standoff happened early this morning following a failed robbery attempt at a CVS store. Police say the gunman fired several shots at officers, who returned fire. The three hostages were released shortly after 4 a.m., and police continue to negotiate with the gunman still inside.
BELMONT, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina say an attempted armed robbery has turned into a hostage situation at a drug store.