The reopening of Community First Credit Union branch in Jacksonville, Fla., Monday went as well as could be expected. Just three days ago, it was the scene of a tense two-hour hostage standoff with a gunman who threatened the lives of seven employees and six members.

“We are very pleased, obviously, to be up and running again,” Community First President/CEO John Hirabayashi, said in an interview with CU Times about three hours after the branch reopened. “We had three of the [eight] branch employees who came back to work there and another employee opted to go to another branch.”


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