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By Arthur H. Rotstein
The Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. - A gunman took several hostages during a failed bank robbery on Monday, then killed himself after authorities surrounded the building, police said.
No hostages appear to have been injured during the two-hour standoff, Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Robinson said.
He said the unidentified gunman demanded money from a teller and was leaving the bank when he saw a county prosecutor's office investigator approaching. The investigator, who was wearing a gun and badge and who had intended to do some banking, called for help, Robinson said.
The gunman briefly took several people hostage but had released all but a few bank employees when he killed himself.
The gunman made several unspecified demands, but police said none of them were met.

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