Hostage situation at Alabama bank resolved, gunman in custody (VIDEO)

What seemed like a bank robbery at the Alabama Credit Union in Tuscaloosa turned into a hostage situation, with one suspect barricaded inside the building near the University of Alabama campus.

Around 11:45am, Richardson said the situation was resolved and the suspect was in custody. Eight hostages that were inside have been released.

A gunman entered the building and took the employees inside hostage, Lieutenant Teena Richardson of the Tuscaloosa PD told

Nearby businesses are being evacuated and the area is closed off to the public. The FBI hostage negotiator has yet to establish contact with the gunman, Tuscaloosa PD has said.

All credit union employees are safe, Alabama Credit Union CEO Steve Swofford told WBRC .

Though nothing is known about the gunman, that has not stopped the social media from speculating that Alabama’s loss to Clemson in the national college football championships on Monday might somehow be involved.

Most of the University of Alabama students are not back on campus yet, having gone to Florida for the championship game. The law school is reportedly in session.