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Bank Hostage Suspect Says He Was Fufilling Destiny

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Elvis Prince

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - Orangeburg Public Safety Chief Wendell Davis said his department is still trying to determine the motive behind a hostage situation at a bank Tuesday afternoon.

Davis spoke to reporters Wednesday afternoon, where he identified the suspect in the case as 25-year-old Elvis Prince of Orangeburg.

Just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to the South Carolina Bank and Trust on John C. Calhoun Drive.

According to officers, Prince entered the store and held a knife to a teller's neck. During the ordeal, 15 people were held hostage.

Davis said his officers negotiated with the suspect for 45 minutes, and when they had a tactical advantage, they tasered Prince.

"We were very pleased to find a solution to the incident without anyone getting hurt," the chief said.

Davis said at this point, Prince is not facing robbery charges because it appears he never demanded money during the situation. According to Davis Prince will be facing kidnapping charges.

Wednesday afternoon, bond was denied for Prince. During his hearing, he told the court that he was fufilling his destiny from God..


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