TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Lieutenant Richardson says the suspect has been taken into custody.
The hostages are reported to be safe.
He said the exact number of hostages is unknown at this moment.
They had a count of about 8 at one point.
It is reported that one armed suspect was inside.
FBI are on the scene and had a negotiator there assisting.
• 10:40am – law enforcement were to breach inside the bank and end the situation
• No injuries happened to the suspect nor the victims. No loos of life.
• Law enforcement from Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, University of Alabama and the FBI joined in bringing the situation to a successful resolution.
• University of Alabama police stopped robber – and at that moment, it turned into a hostage situation.
• Negotiations were stalled when the decision was made to breach the bank – when they knew the suspect was away from the former hostages
• Bank robbery was the ultimate motivation
• No weapons were announced