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Manager being held hostage at Buena Park bank

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A dangerous situation is unfolding at Buena Park bank where a gunman is holding at least one person hostage, multiple outlets are reporting. The hostage situation might be part of a personal or workplace dispute, according to the L.A. Times.

A suspect with a gun is believed to be holding a manager hostage inside Saehan Bank at 4542 Beach Blvd., police said. The manager is a woman. Authorities received a call about a bank robbery just before noon.

Employees were ordered by the suspect to leave the building, but the manager was reportedly held.

The branch has been surrounded by federal and local authorities and part of Beach Boulevard has been shut down. The area, including neighboring businesses, is being evacuated as officials are attempting to contact the gunman.

A SWAT team is outside the bank, with more on the way, KCAL 9 reports.

"Everyone is fine for now," said Buena Park police Cpl. Andy Luong of the people released from the bank, reports the O.C. Register.

Luong said the man has made no demands and authorities are not sure what he is trying to do.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and an Anaheim police helicopter are assisting the SWAT team. 

More details to come.

This story has been updated.

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