11:15 GMT29 September 2020
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    Police in the US state of Alabama responded to a robbery and an active hostage situation at the Alabama Credit Union Bank branch. Later, the suspect who took hostages at the bank was taken into custody. Nobody was injured.

    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.

    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.

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