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Greek police arrest 3 after hostage situation at bank

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • NEW: Hostage situation ends in Greek bank
  • Three gunmen entered the bank, police said
  • Hostages have been freed

(CNN) -- Police have arrested three people after a hostage situation at the National Bank of Greece on Monday, authorities said.

Three gunmen went into the bank around 12:30 p.m. (5:30 a.m. ET). Police apprehended two of them, authorities in Athens, Greece said, but a third gunman held three hostages for awhile.

The third gunman was arrested later and the hostages were freed, Athens police said.