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Family from Washington taken hostage in Missoula Casino robbery

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Police in Missoula are searching for two men who reportedly robbed a casino, took a family hostage and fired shots at pursuing officers before finally freeing the hostages and fleeing on foot. Police in Missoula are searching for two men who reportedly robbed a casino, took a family hostage and fired shots at pursuing officers before finally freeing the hostages and fleeing on foot.
MISSOULA, Mont. -

Police in Missoula are searching for two men who reportedly robbed a Missoula casino, took a Washington family hostage and fired shots at pursuing officers before finally freeing the hostages and fleeing on foot.
    
Police say the men - one black and one white or possibly Hispanic - robbed Deano's Casino at about 3:30 a.m. Friday then forced the family into their vehicle and sped through downtown Missoula. It is unknown at this time where in Washington the family was from. 
    
Two children and their grandmother were released in Missoula while the vehicle and the children's' parents were discovered at about 5:30 a.m. about 15 highway miles away near Evaro Hill, northwest of Missoula.
    
The suspects, who are in their early to mid-20s, fled on foot. They reportedly have a tan pillow case containing three handguns with them.

A manhunt is underway to find them. Stay tuned for updates.

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