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Robber Is Holding Hostages at a Jacksonville, Florida Bank, Officials Say

SWAT team members are on the scene

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Florida authorities say a robber is holding several hostages at a bank in Jacksonville, Florida, and that SWAT team members are on the scene.

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Melissa Bujeda says an unknown number of hostages are inside the Community First Credit Union.

She said that an initial 911 call indicated that someone may have been shot during the robbery Thursday, but the sheriff’s office has not been able to confirm that.

Police negotiators also are on the scene.

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