World Hostages 'fine,' suspect arrested near University of Alabama

03:52  11 january  2017
03:52  11 january  2017 Source:   MSN

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University of Alabama Assistant Police Chief Aaron Fowler said a credit union worker was the one who notified authorities. Most students return to class Wednesday, but many already were on campus. Officers closed the area, and video and photos showed police in military-style vehicles and tactical gear. A helicopter hovered overhead. Hostages ‘ fine ,’ suspect arrested near University of Alabama - By.

(AP) – Police say a man was arrested after a hostage situation near the University of Alabama , and all the hostages are reported unharmed. Lt. Teena Richardson, a Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman, said the incident Tuesday morning ended peacefully and said “The hostages are fine .” Armed robbery suspect pleads guilty. Vincennes Outlook for 2017. Q&A: A look at presidential farewell speeches.

File photo of a Tuscaloosa Police Departmant vehicle. © Tuscaloosa Police Departmant via Facebook File photo of a Tuscaloosa Police Departmant vehicle. Police say a man was arrested after a hostage situation near the University of Alabama, and all the hostages are reported unharmed.

Lt. Teena Richardson, a Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman, said the incident Tuesday morning ended peacefully and said "The hostages are fine." She said there were about eight hostages. She said the man had a gun.

Law enforcement respond to the Alabama Credit Union on reports of a hostage standoff in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Lt. Teena Richardson, a Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman, told al.com that a gunman entered the building and took the employees inside hostage. © (Ben Flanagan/AL.com via AP) Law enforcement respond to the Alabama Credit Union on reports of a hostage standoff in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Lt. Teena Richardson, a Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman, told al.com that a gunman entered the building and took the employees inside hostage. It happened at an Alabama Credit Union branch across the street from the UA law school.

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Police say a man was arrested after a hostage situation near the University of Alabama , and all the hostages are reported unharmed. Lt. Teena Richardson, a Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman, said the incident Tuesday morning ended peacefully and said "The hostages are fine .". She said there were about eight hostages . She said the man had a gun. It happened at an Alabama Credit Union branch across the street from the UA law school. Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson said officers initially responded to a bank robbery in progress.

(AP) — A group of hostages was freed, unharmed, and a man with a gun was arrested Tuesday at a credit union branch near the University of Alabama , police said. Anderson said members of a SWAT team entered the building and arrested the suspect after determining the man was located in an area away from the hostages . "Thankfully we were able to end it without anyone getting hurt," he said.

Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson said officers initially responded to a bank robbery in progress. He contradicted an earlier statement from a police spokeswoman that a robbery hadn't been reported.

Most students return to class Wednesday, but many already were on campus.

Law enforcement surround the Alabama Credit Union on reports of a hostage standoff in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.  Lt. Teena Richardson, a Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman, told al.com that a gunman entered the building and took the employees inside hostage. © Ben Flanagan/AL.com/AP Law enforcement surround the Alabama Credit Union on reports of a hostage standoff in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Lt. Teena Richardson, a Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman, told al.com that a gunman entered the building and took the employees inside hostage. Officers closed the area, and video and photos showed police in military-style vehicles and tactical gear.

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