iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Eleven hostages are no longer inside a Jacksonville, Florida, bank after a hostage situation stemming from a bank robbery, authorities said Thursday morning.
A bank robbery was in progress earlier Thursday morning when authorities arrived at the scene, and officials said a gunman was then holding hostages inside the bank.
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Authorities said multiple people were believed to be inside the Community First Credit Union, but the number of people was not clear.
Officials said a 911 call reported that shots were fired inside the bank and that someone may have been shot, but authorities warned at a news conference Thursday morning that they cannot confirm if someone was shot.
It is unknown if there are any injuries, officials said.
SWAT team members are also at the scene, officials said.
Directly across the street from the bank is a day care and church with staff members and children inside. One woman said they are trapped inside the day care and church building because of the police and fire trucks blocking the street. She told ABC News she’s not scared, saying, “We have God.”
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