Police: Texas bank standoff over, hostages safe
December 31st, 2010
07:26 PM ET

Police: Texas bank standoff over, hostages safe

A hostage situation at a Texas bank ended Friday afternoon with all hostages safe and suspects in custody, said Lt. Onesimo Lopez of the Pearland Police Department.

Lopez said that two armed men had taken an undisclosed number of employees and customers hostage during the bank robbery Friday morning in suburban Houston.

The first suspect was taken into custody in the early stages of the robbery when there was an exchange of gunfire, detectives told CNN affiliate KPRC. The second suspect was taken into custody at the end of the standoff,
police said.

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  1. tomcat

    @Ryan true dat. Anyone heard from dr bad? hmmmm

    December 31, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. athens

    Damn dude a revolution of criminals? You sound like some of the peeps on my block! And my old city! I believe him, they will not let up either! There is a huge population who know nothing but crime, even the college students at my old school had a dream of,lowering the bar to new lows! And cops are ok with it too! the populations is ok with it too! They need someone to opress afterall! And media!...

    December 31, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. David

    You say you want a revolution...

    December 31, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. krunchdope

    just give them the money tightwods

    December 31, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. jonathan

    These comments are more entertaining than the story. Keep posting.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. phill MiDong

    My prepaid phone has an ip ? incredible. :-) i bet youre all children. go do your home work

    December 31, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris

      All networked devices have IP addresses....computers dont just talk to each other, you have to have something to identify it with. Switches, Routers, you name it, every port on it has an address. Take Cisco classes....you'll have your eyes opened up to what they can track and do.

      December 31, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      FYI, this is all freedom of speech. Who gives a crap about IP addresses being tracked. Be proud of being american and exercise your rights, soon they will be gone.

      January 1, 2011 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. Chris

    Pearland might as well be Houston. That goes for you holes in Sugarland and The Woodlands.....

    December 31, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. wowser

    IP Address my jock. Ya nasty nut itch!

    December 31, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. BlueK

    Guess he didn't like his interest rate.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. jonathan

    These people think cisco classes are classes on grease...

    December 31, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. MetaTheoretic

    What kind of pizza did the robbers get? Which pizza chain is favored by bank robbers in general?

    December 31, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. rose

    Why are u embarassed to be a Texan? I am a proud Texan. At least we dont kill just because and we have some remose for human life. We are kind hearted and we do what we can help someone out, well al least some of us do.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom

      That's right. I'm not a texan but live here now and for the most part, people are kind, warm and welcoming and holy crap, any texans still have manners.....of course all communities have their bad apples.

      January 1, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. kuuipo

    Yeah, not to mention you have to have at least an e-mail address to get on this blog & to sign up for an e-mai they ask personal info like name, phone, etc... so think about it @philmedong, you probably think they still can't track you just because they haven't yet but believe us, THEY can do whatever they want (the Government)

    December 31, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. kuuipo

    To @Havok, why would someone want to waste more than $3 dollars in gas to look for their bank if they don't live close to one?! its not like everyone's bank is on every corner like a Starbucks! so instead i would go stop at my bank on my way home if i knew i needed to pull some cash out so i don't feed the ATM my $3 dollars i could use for other things like gas!

    December 31, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Jeff Frank

    Thank God, the hostages are all safe. Hats off to the Pearland Police Dept., for a job well done. Happy New Year CNN and to all my bloggin' blothers and blisters.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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