Police: Fla. bank robber takes hostages

Hostage situation developing at a bank in Coral Gables


Associated Press
September 24, 2010 6:35PM (UTC)

Police are surrounding a Miami-area bank where they say a robber has taken hostages.

Coral Gables police say an unknown number of employees and customers were taken hostage Friday at a Bank of America which is near the University of Miami. Hostage negotiators are at the bank along with the FBI and the Miami-Dade County bomb squad.

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The university sent an alert to students warning them to stay away from the area near the bank.

Some elementary schools in the area have been locked down as a precaution but the university remains open.


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