Man who robbed credit union, fled into hospital charged

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- It wasn't a happy birthday for a man who allegedly held up a Grand Rapids credit union, fled into Mercy Health Saint Mary's hospital, and held police at bay.

David Saunders was charged Wednesday afternoon with bank robbery and is being held on a $250,000 bond. Wednesday is also Saunders' 23rd birthday.

Saunders allegedly held up the Lake Michigan Credit Union at Mercy Health Saint Mary's hospital Monday afternoon and escaped through the hospital.

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Grand Rapids police found Saunders at a home on Grand Avenue NE and arrested him after a standoff Tuesday night.


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