Suspect in Custody
According to a Tuscaloosa Police spokesperson, the stand-off is over as the gunman has been taken into custody and all the hostages are safe.
FBI, SWAT Team Reaches Scene
A SWAT team has surrounded the building, according to the witnesses. Richardson said that the Tuscaloosa Police, County Sheriff’s Office, University of Alabama Police Department, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are working jointly at the scene and even the FBI has reached the scene.
Police Helicopters On Spot
The situation began at 8:30 am, local time and a campus-wide alert was sent out ordering people to stay clear of the area, according to local media outlet al.com
Tuscaloosa police Lt. Teena Richardson said the gunman entered the building and took all the employees as hostage.
It didn’t come in as a robbery. We don’t know what the issue is.Teena Richardson, Tuscaloosa Police Lt.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Arrives in Bullet Proof Vest
A hostage stand-off has been reported at the Alabama Credit Union in the University of Alabama campus. Police has rushed to the spot.
The area is on lockdown as police is scanning the periphery and they have not been able to establish contact with the gunman yet.
Local law enforcement and UAPD have responded to a robbery/hostage situation at the Alabama Credit Union located at 220 Bryant Dr. (1 of 2)— The Univ. of Alabama (@UofAlabama) January 10, 2017
Bryant Drive is closed in the area, and we asking everyone to avoid the area. (2 of 2)— The Univ. of Alabama (@UofAlabama) January 10, 2017