WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — At least one armed suspect, who reportedly planned to rob the bank, took an unknown number of employees hostages at the Credit Union branch around 8:00 a.m. (2:00 p.m. GMT) earlier in the day, CBS News reported citing Tuscaloosa Police.
UPDATE: A suspect who took hostages at a credit union in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has been taken into custody; no injuries— NewsCenter HQ (@NewsCenterHQ) 10 января 2017 г.
Local law enforcement and UAPD have responded to a robbery/hostage situation at the Alabama Credit Union located at 220 Bryant Dr. (1 of 2)— The Univ. of Alabama (@UofAlabama) 10 января 2017 г.
Hostage situation at Alabama Credit Union on Paul W. Bryant still an active scene. pic.twitter.com/Ai7IU07IAf— WVUA 23 (@wvua23) January 10, 2017
The bank is located near a university, which was on a lockdown.
CEO of the Alabama Credit Union Bank Steve Swofford told WBRC that the bank's staff are safe.