A hostage situation is now underway after a gunman entered a building near the Alabama University Campus.
SWAT teams rushed to the scene and have surrounded the Tuscaloosa Credit Union, it is not known if the incident is terror related.
Negotiators are now on scene and are trying to establish a dialogue with the gunmen to try and secure the release of the hostages.
Tuscaloosa Police Lt. Teena Richardson said a gunman “didn’t come in as a robbery” and admitted “we don’t know what the issue is”.
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