Hostage situation at credit union on Univ. of Alabama campus

A suspect reportedly took hostages at a credit union on the campus of the University of Alabama Tuesday, sparking a tense standoff with armed police and a SWAT team.

Hostage negotiators are on the scene at the Alabama Credit Union, not far from the university's law school in Tuscaloosa, the FBI told Fox 6.

The university sent out a campus-wide alert warning people to stay away.

Details on what sparked the apparent hostage-taking were unclear. "It didn't come in as a robbery,'' police Lt. Teena Richardson told "We don't know what the issue is."

The situation started around 8:30, before the credit union was even open.

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