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Hostage situation reported near University of Alabama campus

Campus officials sent an alert on twitter Tuesday saying police from the university and city received a report of a robbery and hostage situation at an Alabama Credit Union branch.

world Updated: Jan 10, 2017 21:47 IST
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University of Alabama received a report of a robbery and hostage situation.
University of Alabama received a report of a robbery and hostage situation.(File Photo)

Police are responding to reports of a hostage standoff near the University of Alabama campus.

Campus officials sent an alert on twitter Tuesday saying police from the university and city received a report of a robbery and hostage situation at an Alabama Credit Union branch.

Officers have closed the area, and video and photos from area media show police in military-style vehicles and tactical gear. A police helicopter is overhead.