Suspect in Custody After Hostage Situation at Florida Bank

A suspect was taken into custody after a hostage situation stemming from a bank robbery at a Jacksonville, Florida, bank, authorities said this morning.
1:08 | 12/01/16

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This was a not really there along a really long incident but he did you get chase to release a couple of the hostages. But he also continued to threaten people inside the bank. He threaten to kill hostages multiple times we had. Verifiable information. That he was actually putting together into the back to bill hostages. A couple points. Based on that those those threats and that activity escalated due to severe. Became more more intense this event. Act reviewing that this what command staff officer made the determination that. At the next opportunity. That they would make entry to the bank to rescue the hostages. There was an opportunity that presented itself not long ago. We're we're two people were hiding inside the bank Kendall to the hostage taker goes to people. It took an opportunity to attempt to flee the bank. When they did that it distracted the hostage taker and at that point the swat team took that opportunity to make entry to the bank. Place themselves between the hostage taker in the hostages. In essence rescues hostages policy to swat team suspect surrendered himself so.

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