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Armed man inside Illinois bank with workers or customers

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Posted at 4:56 PM, Jan 03, 2020

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Authorities in Illinois said customers or employees were stuck inside a bank with an armed robber Friday.

Police surrounded Heritage Credit Union in Rockford, about 90 miles (144 kilometers) northwest of Chicago. The incident began around 2:30 p.m. CST.

Rockford police tweeted that the suspect "barricaded himself inside with one or more employees or customers."

"We're trying to make to make communications with him with our crisis negotiation team," Police Chief Dan O'Shea said outside the credit union. "No one is hurt at this point that we're aware of. ... Hopefully, we can resolve this peacefully and soon."