Marin County California isn't exactly known for it's exciting "police activity". It is a relatively safe place, which most crimes being DUI, weed smoking teenagers, and bar fights. So when I was driving to get my dog some food from the pet store and heard there was an armed gunman holding hostages a half mile away, I hightailed it! I got there right after he let all the hostages go, but he wanted to stay in and get his point across. Apparently, he was mentally unstable, and had a bone to pick with Bank Of America for "short changing" him. He even asked to speak to President Barrack Obama as part of his negotiation. Anyway, about 5 and a half hours after the standoff started, the gunman surrendered. Upon inspection of his weapon, it was determined to be a Pellet Gun.
In the shots of the bank's corner window, you can clearly see the gunman. My guess is his mental state prevented snipers from taking the 8,432 clear kill shots they must have had.
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