You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Gunman who held 11 people hostage in Florida bank robbery surrenders


A man surrendered to police in Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday morning after he held about a dozen people hostage during a bank robbery attempt.

>> Read more trending stories

The robbery was reported before 9 a.m. at the Community First Credit Union on Edgewood Avenue.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office SWAT team and hostage negotiators responded to the report and worked for about two hours to get the hostages out.

Police said they received a 911 call reporting that someone was shot, but they later determined that the report was unfounded.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Q&A on the News
Q&A on the News

Q: In regard to the new Interstate reversible lanes, when will they be used, or how will they be used in the off hours, when it’s not morning or afternoon rush hour? —John Urbaitis, Ball Ground A: The South Metro Express Lanes on I-75 generally will operate on a daily schedule during the week. The lanes, which are scheduled to open this...
Democrats, diversity groups look to capitalize on ‘racist pig’ post
Democrats, diversity groups look to capitalize on ‘racist pig’ post

Stephanie Cho believes it’s time. Time for the face of Gwinnett County’s government to fully reflect those of its people, she says. Time for its most powerful body to have its first non-white member. This moment of urgency comes in the wake of the recent behavior by County Commissioner Tommy Hunter, who last weekend called civil rights...
At Issue: How should Norcross handle downtown railroad crossing?
At Issue: How should Norcross handle downtown railroad crossing?

In December, the Norcross City Council heard proposals addressing concerns for transportation and pedestrian safety at the Norfolk Southern Railroad Crossing at Holcomb Bridge Road. The railroad crossing made news most recently when a tractor-trailer was demolished after becoming stuck on the tracks. Fortunately no one was injured, but contents inside...
Community Voices: What is a CID and does it affect me?
Community Voices: What is a CID and does it affect me?

I hear a lot about community improvement districts lately, so I’ve been wondering how they might affect me as a resident of Gwinnett County. A Community Improvement District is a quasi-governmental entity with the power to self-tax commercial property owners for public improvement projects. Currently, metro Atlanta has 26 CIDs, with Gwinnett...
Sunday Conversation with Austin Jackson
Sunday Conversation with Austin Jackson

Austin Jackson set his sights on becoming a pilot when he was a kid. What he didn’t count on was becoming an author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and philanthropist along the way. But that’s what has been happening since Jackson published his first novel, “Takeoff: Seeing Beyond the Clouds,” when he was a junior in high...
More Stories