Hostage situation on U of Alabama campus ends with suspect in custody

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — As of 10:45 a.m., Lieutenant Richardson says the suspect has been taken into custody. The hostages are reported to be fine.

Steve Swafford, CEO and President of Alabama Credit Union states, as far as they know, that the employees are safe.

According to Lieutenant Richardson, there was a hostage situation at the Alabama Credit Union on Bryant Drive. It started at 8:30 a.m. before the bank opened.

It is reported that one armed suspect was inside. FBI were on the scene with a negotiator there assisting.

The University of Alabama just tweeted out that “Local law enforcement and UAPD have responded to a robbery/hostage situation at the Alabama Credit Union located at 220 Bryant Dr. Bryant Drive is closed in the area, and we asking everyone to avoid the area.”

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox tweeted out the following:

Below you can watch a live stream of as the situation unfolds:

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