11 hostages freed after being held hostage at Florida bank

Police negotiators were on the scene of a bank robbery turned hostage situation, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

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 said 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.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says none of the 11 hostages were shot.
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