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. Martin luthor

    Your so right they need help call your congressman and tell him or her to vote in an extension.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Martin luthor

    I cant agree more with you people the 99ers need help.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Martin luthor

    So nice to hear others are concerned too. the 99ers need help.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. Martin luthor

    Help the 99ers with an extension. They have children and bills and they need help.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. Martin luthor

    Yes Martin I agree they do deserve an extension.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  6. Martin luthor

    Your so right Martin the 99ers need help.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. Martin luthor

    help the 99ers out with an extension so they can eat and pay their bills.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. Martin luthor

    Hey there is this website where you can ake money from home..We interrupt this message with an important newscast. Help the 99ers to pay their bills.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. Martin luthor

    Hey there is this website where you can ake money from home..We interrupt this message with an important newscast. Help the 99ers to pay their bills. OK? OK

    January 1, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. Martin luthor

    Hey there is this website where you can ake money from home..We interrupt this message with an important newscast. Help the 99ers to pay their bills. OK OK OK>>?

    January 1, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. Martin luthor

    Is your laundry its brightese? Get oxibright.....Help the 99ers.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. Martin luthor

    I sleep better on my sleepmember bed. Please help the 99ers.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  13. Martin luthor

    two all eef patties special sause....Help the 99ers with an extension....There are no jobs but many mouths to feed....Stop sending money overseas and help America...

    January 1, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  14. Martin luthor

    we wish you a marry christmas we wish you a marry christmas and a ...Hey wait the 99ers probably didnt have a nice christmas because they didnt have any money...

    January 1, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. Martin luthor

    December 31, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    tomcat

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

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

    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

    David

    You say you want a revolution...

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

    krunchdope

    just give them the money tightwods

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

    jonathan

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

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

    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 |

    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

    wowser

    IP Address my jock. Ya nasty nut itch!

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

    BlueK

    Guess he didn't like his interest rate.

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

    jonathan

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

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

    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

    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 |

    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

    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

    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

    L.Martinez

    @ tomcat I am worried about dr bad also. Have not seen him on any sites.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Bernieg7

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    December 31, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    bambam

    I think dr bad got his door kicked in he was a lunatick I'm glad they got him

    December 31, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Homer Simpson

    break in my house please, so i can take a bite out of crime moron

    December 31, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    bambam

    Who you calling a moron

    December 31, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Tom

    So why is it when Chase robs people, they get away with it? One person tries to rob them and gets caught. How unfortunate.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    With 14 million and counting unemployed in the USA bank robberies will become more frequent. People have mouths to feed and bills to pay and you dont know that these people involved in the attempted heist were good people caught up in a bad economy. Its going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Well that is unless your in the higher tax bracket and you just got a tax break while the poor got nothing.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:13 am | Report abuse | Reply

    JoeBlow

    Aren't IP addresses created automatically on a PC when it connects to an ISP? Then that means all you have to do is reboot your PC and you get a differnent address. And who really uses ther actual e-mail to post BS on this thread?

    January 1, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    Dont forget the 99ers

    January 1, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Dan Damon

    Fact: Criminals are not intelligent, if they were intelligent to be successful they wouldn't have to be criminals.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    99ers are people too

    January 1, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    99ers worked for years and paid their taxs and now they need some money in return to survuve.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    There should be a tier 5 for the 99ers

    January 1, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Dan Damon

    Forrest Gumps Mamma says: Stupid is, as Stupid does...

    January 1, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    Yes i agree give the 99ers an extension.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    Your so right they need help call your congressman and tell him or her to vote in an extension.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    I cant agree more with you people the 99ers need help.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    So nice to hear others are concerned too. the 99ers need help.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    Help the 99ers with an extension. They have children and bills and they need help.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    Yes Martin I agree they do deserve an extension.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    Your so right Martin the 99ers need help.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    help the 99ers out with an extension so they can eat and pay their bills.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:32 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    Hey there is this website where you can ake money from home..We interrupt this message with an important newscast. Help the 99ers to pay their bills.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    Hey there is this website where you can ake money from home..We interrupt this message with an important newscast. Help the 99ers to pay their bills. OK? OK

    January 1, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    Hey there is this website where you can ake money from home..We interrupt this message with an important newscast. Help the 99ers to pay their bills. OK OK OK>>?

    January 1, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    Is your laundry its brightese? Get oxibright.....Help the 99ers.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    I sleep better on my sleepmember bed. Please help the 99ers.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    two all eef patties special sause....Help the 99ers with an extension....There are no jobs but many mouths to feed....Stop sending money overseas and help America...

    January 1, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Martin luthor

    we wish you a marry christmas we wish you a marry christmas and a ...Hey wait the 99ers probably didnt have a nice christmas because they didnt have any money...

    January 1, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Ryan

    Are you dumb as a box of rocks?!? Do you know what an IP address is? CNN now has yours and could very well turn you in to authorities if they wanted. You're an absolute idiot and just proved it.

    December 31, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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