5 Killed in Florida Bank Shooting

Suspect has been arrested
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 23, 2019 4:19 PM CST
Law enforcement officials take cover outside a SunTrust Bank branch, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Sebring, Fla. Authorities say they've arrested a man who fired shots inside the Florida bank.   (The News Sun via AP)
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(Newser) – Authorities say five people have been killed in a shooting at a Florida bank, the AP reports. Sebring police Chief Karl Hoglund said during a news conference that Zephen Xaver was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a SunTrust Bank branch. Hoglund says a man 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 man eventually surrendered. Police didn't say what charges Xaver would face or indicate a motive. The victims were not immediately identified. (A man suspected of being in the US illegally allegedly shot and killed four people in their Nevada homes.)

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