The suspect, 43-year-old Carlos Rudolfo Espinoza Arcia, of Hyattsville, was shot dead by police as he tried to leave the scene of the robbery with a hostage as a human shield, police said.
Espinoza Arcia took a female bank employee hostage during the robbery Friday morning. After a dye pack exploded, he stepped in some snow and ice, allowing the hostage to get away.
One officer was grazed by a ricocheting bullet and the hostage's arm was scraped. Both were treated at area hospitals and released. A bank customer who was pistol-whipped when he tried to stop Espinoza Arcia remained hospitalized Sunday.