Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida

first_img Short URL By Associated Press Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 5:53 PM Share29 Tweet Email 6 Comments Dec 1st 2016, 5:53 PM 11,296 Views Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida A SWAT team stormed the building after the gunman was distracted by two people making a run for it. center_img Source: Jax Sheriff’s Office/Twitter LIVE on #Periscope: Bank robbery with hostages— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) December 1, 2016 Can’t watch the video? Click here. Williams said that moment came when two people who had been hiding inside the bank unbeknown to the suspect made a run for it, distracting the gunman.SWAT team members then rushed into the Community First Credit Union and put themselves between the suspect and hostages, according to the sheriff.The suspect is now in custody.Read: Six bodies believed to be from same family found in Austrian houseRead: Concern for Buzz Aldrin’s health as he is evacuated from South Pole The scene earlier today Source: Gary McCullough AP/Press Association ImagesA SWAT TEAM has rescued 11 people held hostage at a credit union in Jacksonville, Florida.A gunman took the people hostage earlier today.Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said that after the suspect put his gun to the back of the head of one hostage, SWAT team members had resolved to storm the premises at the first opportunity. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img