WATCH LIVE: Police give details of hostage situation, shootings in Florida bank


Multiple people were shot Wednesday afternoon during a hostage situation at a SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida, according to Highlands County Commissioner Don Elwell.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joined Sebring's police chief at an afternoon briefing. (Open above to watch.)

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A statement from Sebring police said someone contacted dispatch and reported that he had fired shots inside the bank. Police say initial negotiations to get the barricaded man to leave the bank were unsuccessful. The Highlands County Sheriff's Office SWAT team entered the bank to continue the negotiations, and the suspect eventually surrendered.