11 hostages freed after Fla. bank robbery, all uninjured

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a bank robbery turned hostage situation in Jacksonville, Fla. (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says none of the 11 hostages held at gunpoint by a bank robbery suspect in north Florida were shot.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says the hostages were held for about two hours inside a Jacksonville, Florida, credit union before they were freed.

The sheriff’s office says in a tweet Thursday that initial reports that a hostage had been shot inside the Community First Credit Union were inaccurate.

The sheriff’s office says the handgun-carrying suspect was taken into custody after the release of the hostages.

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11:15 a.m.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says 11 hostages have been freed from a credit union in that north Florida city where they were held at gunpoint by a robbery suspect.

The sheriff’s office says in a tweet Thursday that the hostages were freed about two hours after their ordeal began and that the suspect was in custody.

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Melissa Bujeda had said an initial 911 call reporting a bank robbery came in at 9:06 a.m.

A short time later, another call indicated that someone may have been shot, but the sheriff’s office denies the claim.

She says SWAT team members and police negotiators were called in.

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10:30 a.m.

Florida authorities say a robber is holding several hostages at a bank in Jacksonville, Florida, and that SWAT team members are on the scene.

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Melissa Bujeda says an unknown number of hostages are inside the Community First Credit Union.

She says an initial 911 call indicated that someone may have been shot during the robbery Thursday, but the sheriff’s office has not been able to confirm that.

Police negotiators also are on the scene.

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