Taking into account the fact that it’s been just days after the shooting attack at Ft. Lauderdale airport, we’re all vigorously alerted of anything that is a matter of groups of people and an mad shooter. Today is no different.
According to AL.com, the situation began about 8:30 a.m. at Alabama Credit Union at 220 Paul W Bryant Drive. An alert spanned at the campus and has been sent ordering everyone in the area to stay as far as possible. Tuscaloosa police Lt. Teena Richardson said a gunman entered the building and segued to take the employees inside hostage. “It didn’t come in as a robbery,” Richardson stated. “We don’t know what the issue is.”
A SWAT team is there, some with guns at point, and has surrounded the building, according to witnesses. A helicopter is there on the scene also. Richardson stated the Tuscaloosa Police Department, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Alabama Police Department and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are working the scene with joint forces.
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Police still hasn’t spoken thoroughly with the suspect, but conducting a way to make a contact with him. No information of how many employees are inside, but the bank was not open when the situation occurred.
Even though nothing is certain of the perpetrator and his reasons so far, money seems to be the last thing in the list of potential reasons which makes the whole situation ideologically oriented.
BREAKING: Police are responding to reports of a hostage standoff near the University of Alabama campus.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 10, 2017
Tuscaloosa police confirmed the hostage situation seized. The suspect has been caught and no hostages were hurt at the time of the incident. We are still alerted for the motive and reason of the suspect.
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