Suspect charged in connection with Tuscaloosa hostage situation identified

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.


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.


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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