Police are responding to reports of a hostage standoff near the University of Alabama campus.
Campus officials sent an alert Tuesday on Twitter saying police from the university and city received a report of a robbery and hostage situation at an Alabama Credit Union branch.
The bank is located across the street from the UA law school.
Lt. Teena Richardson, a Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman, told al.com that a gunman entered the building and took the employees inside hostage.
However, she said it wasn’t initially reported as a robbery.
News photos and video show multiple officers around the scene and a roadblock on Bryant Drive, a main campus thoroughfare.
Officers have closed the area, and video and photos show police in military-style vehicles and tactical gear. A police helicopter is overhead.