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Hostages Freed, Suspect in Custody at Florida Bank

An initial 911 call indicated that someone may have been shot during the robbery, but the sheriff's office later said no one was shot

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    Jacksonville sheriff's deputies say they took a bank robbery and hostage-taking suspect into custody at an area bank they'd surrounded Thursday morning. (Published Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016)

    Jacksonville sheriff's deputies say they took a bank robbery and hostage-taking suspect into custody at an area bank they'd surrounded Thursday morning.

    SWAT crews responded to the Community First Credit Union shortly after 9 a.m. Authorities told local news stations a robber was inside and that the person appeared to have taken hostages.

    A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Twitter account said about 11 a.m. ET that the situation was "very active," then that 11 hostages were out of the bank.

    About 10 minutes later, deputies tweeted that the suspect was in custody. No one was shot, authorities said, but it wasn't clear what the suspect's condition was.

    The suspect was later identified as 23-year-old Nicholas Daquan Humphrey. It's unknown what exact charges he'll face.

    Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Melissa Bujeda had said "numerous" people were being held hostage. She said that an initial 911 call indicated that someone may have been shot during the robbery, but the sheriff's office wasn't immediately able to confirm that. The Twitter account later indicated that no one was shot during the incident.

    Various reports said a local elementary school was placed on lockdown, but local NBC affiliate WTLV said that was not the case. 

    Stay tuned to NBC 6 on air and online for updates.