- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Two men are in custody after an attempted robbery at a Newington convenience store turned into a hostage situation.

Police say a clerk triggered a silent alarm at a 7-Eleven on Willard Avenue just after 2 a.m. on Friday.

Responding officers found two men inside the store holding the clerk at gunpoint.

Police say one of the men was armed with a shotgun and the other had a handgun.

A SWAT team was called in and the store was surrounded.

Police say the men, whose names were not immediately released, began waving a white towel after about an hour and surrendered.

No shots were fired, but the clerk was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a minor head injury.


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