A bank in central Florida was in a hostage, at least five people were died by the shooting of the gunman. After the killing, the gunman called the police himself and surrendering, according to authorities. At about 12:30 local time, the shooting took place at Sun Trust Bank branch in Sebring, Florida. According to Police Chief Karl Hoglund at a news conference. According to authorities, the suspect identified as Zaphen Xaver 21-year-old called the police. The suspect Zaphen Xaven said he had fired shots inside the bank. The SWAT team headed by the Highland County Sheriff’s officer entered the building. Because the negotiator failed to convince the suspect to leave the bank, police said.
Finally, the suspect surrender and is in custody. The police authority did not offer any details about a possible motive. According to Governor Ron DeSantis said that this is a terrible day for Sebring. WFTS report that the front of the bank seems to have been damaged with doors ripped off their hinges. The police declare that no more danger to people in the surrounding area after the suspect taken into custody. But the business establishments near the bank and to nearby school were instructed to put on conditional lockdown. The Chief communication Officer of Sun Trust Mr. Sue Mallino told the CNN that they will work closely with the officials. And looking to take care of everyone affected. They will provide more information as soon as they can.
Sebring is located about two hours South Orlando in central Florida. The government of Florida is now in alert for any danger of people in their area. Their county is one of the best tourist spots of the U.S. because of the Universal Studio. And other theme parks that is famous around the world. Because of this incident, the police authority will double their protection on all public places of Florida.