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A man wanted as a bank-robbery suspect held Seattle police at bay for about six hours at a North Seattle motel before surrendering shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Earlier, police negotiators got a woman who had been with the man out of a possible hostage situation about 5 p.m. Sunday. Police took her into custody on a separate warrant.

Police went to the motel at North 133rd Street and Stone Avenue North about 1 p.m. Sunday to arrest a man suspected of robbing a KeyBank branch April 11 and fleeing on a bike. Officers learned the man was sharing a room with the woman — also wanted on a misdemeanor warrant — and called for more officers.

The man told police he was holding the woman hostage, and the floor where he was staying was evacuated and SWAT and bomb-squad units and negotiators brought in.

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The man came out on his own and was to be booked into jail, police said.

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