Jan 10 An armed man who had taken several people
hostage while trying to rob a credit union near the University
of Alabama in Tuscaloosa was arrested on Tuesday with no
injuries to the hostages, the university said.
The man, suspected of holding employees at the Alabama
Credit Union branch across the street from the university's law
school, was arrested by local and federal law enforcement
officials and all of the hostages appear to be unharmed, campus
officials said on Twitter hours after the incident began.
The suspect was armed with a gun and took about eight
hostages after entering the branch at about 8:30 a.m. local time
(1430 GMT) with plans to rob the business before it opened, news
website AL.com reported.
Tuscaloosa Police Lieutenant Teena Richardson said that "the
hostages are fine," according to the website. There were no
customers in the building at the time.
The university is closed until Wednesday for winter break,
although there were some students on campus. School officials
warned that while the incident was over, people should still
avoid the area.
(Reporting by Gina Cherelus, editing by G Crosse)