FBI Birmingham

The man accused of attempting to rob the Alabama Credit Union and taking nearly a dozen people hostage in Tuscaloosa has been identified.

18 year old Cedrick Lamar Collins of Tuscaloosa was taken into custody roughly two hours after the standoff began. According to a University of Alabama news release, he’s been charged with first-degree robbery, but more charges are expected to follow.  

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The FBI is getting a new leader in Birmingham.

Richard D. Schwein Jr. has been named special agent in charge of the Birmingham Division. FBI Director Robert Mueller appointed him to the job.

Schwein began his career with the FBI in 1988 and has held a variety of jobs.

He recently served as deputy director for law enforcement at the CIA Counterterrorism Center. Schwein also was the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI in Mobile from 2009 to 2011.