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Hostage situation near the University of Alabama

BREAKING | Hostage situation at the University of Alabama

  • Tuscaloosa Police is responding to a robbery/hostage situation near the University of Alabama at a credit union.
  • Original Story | University of Alabama sent out a campus alert due to a hostage situation at the credit union.
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  • The ABC station in Tuscaloosa reports that Tuscaloosa PD has confirmed the hostage situation is over.
  • Lt. Teena Richardson told AL.com that a gunman entered the Alabama Credit Union on Bryant Drive and took employees inside hostage.

The University of Alabama sent out a campus alert due to a hostage situation at the credit union.

@abcactionnews: BREAKING | Hostage situation at the University of Alabama

UPDATE | 11:50 a.m.–

The ABC station in Tuscaloosa reports that Tuscaloosa PD has confirmed the hostage situation is over. The suspect has been caught and no one was injured.

Original Story |  University of Alabama sent out a campus alert due to a hostage situation at the credit union.

— The Univ. of Alabama (@UofAlabama) January 10, 2017

— The Univ. of Alabama (@UofAlabama) January 10, 2017

The UA Law students were sent the following message:

Lt. Teena Richardson told AL.com that a gunman entered the Alabama Credit Union on Bryant Drive and took employees inside hostage.

“It didn’t come as a robbery,” Richardson said. “We don’t know what the issue is.”

There are reports of SWAT members on the scene, along with the Tuscaloosa Police Department, Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and the University of Alabama Police Department. 

The campus is not closed at this time and students do not return to campus for the spring semester until Wednesday, according to AL.com.

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