This morning, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in Florida said they have a bank robber in custody this morning after he took 11 hostages—who have now been saved—at a local bank.
Shortly after 11 a.m., the Sheriff's Office tweeted that they've gotten 11 hostages out. Minutes later, they tweeted that the suspect is in custody.
According to ABC News, officers first responded around 9 a.m. to a 911 call that shots were fired inside the bank and that somebody was possibly shot—but officials have since confirmed that nobody was shot, and everyone is safe.
Shortly before noon, Sheriff Mike Williams went live on the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's Facebook:
He said that, during the standoff, the suspect was putting his gun to the back of hostages' heads and threatening to kill them.
Two other people, whom the suspect didn't know about, were hiding inside the bank. They fled, which distracted the suspect and allowed the SWAT team to move in.
The suspect, who also was uninjured, has been identified as Deandre Schuman, a black male in his late 20s or early 30s. He's facing multiple charges.
The hostages, who are all safe, are understandably shaken up:
A Sheriff's Office official told WJXT during the standoff: "The suspect who tried to rob the bank is contained inside the bank. We know multiple people are inside the bank but we haven't been able to verify if someone has been shot."
The Sheriff's Office went on Periscope to provide the basic details during the standoff, and also asked the media to not show SWAT officers and where they're going, for safety reasons.