Transcript for Jacksonville Bank Robbery Turns Into a Tense Hostage Standoff
Next tonight, to the hostage drama to a bank in Jacksonville, Florida, a gunman holding 11 workers and customers hostage, threatening to kill them. S.W.A.T. Teams rushing to the scene and ABC's Eva pilgrim is in Jacksonville tonight. Reporter: Tonight, an alleged bank robber behind bars, after a tense hostage standoff. This is going to be an active shooter inside the bank. Reporter: Just after 9:00 A.M., S.W.A.T. Teams and heavily armed snipers racing to the scene. The gunman, 23-year-old Nicholas daquan Humphrey, terrorizing nearly a dozen hostages with a handgun. He threatened to kill hostages multiple times. We had verifiable information that he was actually putting the gun to the back of the hostages heads. Reporter: Police watching the scene unfold on the credit union's surveillance cameras. After two hours two people who were hiding from the gunman in a nearby room, make a run for it. My life flashed in front of my eyes, but I knew one thing, he wasn't going to get me back into that room. The S.W.A.T. Team storming the bank behind this armored tank, putting themselves between the hostages and the robber, as frantic family members watch from nearby. Moments later, the shaken hostages fleeing the bank, their families grateful. Just a burden lifted off me, to know that she is okay. Reporter: David, Humphrey will face multiple charges. We are told none of the hostages were physically hurt during the standoff. David.
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