In the United States armed robber took hostages at a Bank
Armed assault hostage-taking occurred on Tuesday in one of the banks on campus in the American city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
“Armed suspect took hostages at a credit Union on the campus of the University of Alabama on Tuesday”, – stated in the message.
The attack took place just after the Bank opened around 8:30 local time. On a place of incident there arrived the armed police and the SWAT team SWAT.
The exact number of hostages is still unknown. The President of the Bank “Credit Union of Alabama,” Steve Swofford told the local media that its employees are safe.
The University immediately notified all students about the threat, warning about the need to stay away from the crime scene.
The police don’t know the motive for the attack. According to one of the officers, the goal of the attacker is not a robbery. “We don’t know what’s the matter,” said police Lieutenant Tina Richardson.
In videos and photos from the scene shows that the Bank building is surrounded by police and military-type equipment. In addition, the situation from the air, watching the police helicopter.
Training at the University in connection with the incident have been suspended.
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