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Sebring, Florida, Shooting: Several people shot dead in hostage at Suntrust Bank



Elwell confirmed that the incident was violated. It was unclear whether the injured were bank employees or customers in the bank during the incident.

CNN member WFLA's overhead video shows a strong police presence, several ambulances and a large SWAT vehicle. The medical staff entered the bank after the glass entrance had been destroyed.

The incident began when a person was called to the police at 12:36. He said that he had fired shots in the bank, and the members of the Sebring Police Department and the Highland County Sheriff responded, according to the police.

Initial negotiations that attempted to leave the barricaded subject from the bank were unsuccessful Bank and continued negotiations. The suspect eventually surrendered to the SWAT team, police said.

  A large number of police vehicles and ambulances respond to SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida.

There is no danger to the environment, police said. US-27 is closed because of the incident in both directions near the bank.

"We work closely with civil servants and strive to serve those affected," said Sue Mallino, SunTrust's Chief Communications Officer. "We will provide more information as soon as possible."

Family members, colleagues, and friends who want to meet loved ones after the incident gather in the nearby Inn on the Lakes, according to Yanique Blackellar, the inn's reception manager.

Sebring, Florida, located in Highlands County in the south of the state, had a population of just over 10,000 people, according to the 2010 US Census. The SunTrust Bank is located along the US-27 between Lake Jackson and Little Lake Jackson.

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