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Suspect charged in connection with Tuscaloosa hostage situation identified

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Laruen Walsh @ 5
Tusc PD Intvw

UPDATE 8:00 p.m.: According to Court documents, Cedrick Lamar Collins was armed with a Marksman Repeater BB Gun. Collins' is also responsible for causing $625,600 worth of damage to the ceiling and door of the Credit Union.

Original: The suspect in Tuesday morning's Credit Union hostage situation has been identified as 18-year-old Cedrick Lamar Collins.

Collins has been charged with first degree robbery, with additional charges likely to follow. He has no known affiliation with The University of Alabama.

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Tuscaloosa police confirm the hostage situation is over. The suspect has been detained and no hostages were injured during the incident.

ABC 33/40 will provide the latest details on ABC 33/40 News @ 11.

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ABC 33/40 has learned there is currently a hostage situation at the Alabama Credit Union, located at 220 Paul W Bryant Drive in Tuscaloosa.

A man entered the credit union before it opened this morning and took hostages. Authorities are trying to make contact with him as of 9:45 a.m. Right now, traffic is being rerouted off of Paul W. Bryant Drive. The public is asked to shelter in place - and avoid this area. Nearby businesses are being evacuated.

University of Alabama Law School building on lock down as a precaution according to University police. Students are being allowed in, and asked not to leave.


This is a developing story and we will have more information as it becomes available.

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