A Florida man is accused of killing five people and then turning himself into authorities, reports claim.
The incident took place in Sebring around 12:30 in the afternoon at a SunTrust Bank, shortly before the suspect took people hostage and called the police.
Alex Gerlach, a previous girlfriend of the suspect, spoke to authorities and said the suspect had a fascination with death.
Gerlach also told authorities the suspect told her he purchased a gun, which she believed to be a handgun, last week.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis weighed in on the tragedy saying, “The people of Florida stand with the community here in light of this tragic circumstance…this individual needs to face very swift and exacting justice.”
The identities of the victims were not immediately released.
Authorities have not yet determined a motive, and an investigation is underway.