Police: Fla. bank robber takes hostages

Hostage situation developing at a bank in Coral Gables

Published September 24, 2010 2:35PM (EDT)

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.

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.

By Associated Press

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