CHANNELVIEW, Texas – Harris County sheriff’s deputies said they are in a standoff with a felony suspect in Channelview. Authorities said nearby schools McMullan Elementary and Alice Johnson Junior High are conducting a lockout as a result.
Deputies said they are outside a home in the 15400 block of Casita Verde Way, where they took custody of one suspect. Deputies believe another person is inside the home and are waiting to receive a warrant to enter the residence.
Deputies are outside a home in the 15400 block of Casita Verde Way in Channelview, where they are attempting to take custody of a felony suspect. Residents are asked to remain inside their homes and avoid the area if possible. #hounews pic.twitter.com/aNtSZIhsTY— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) December 3, 2020
McMullan Elementary and Alice Johnson Junior High are currently on Lock-Out due to suspicious activity in the neighborhood. Please know all students are safe. We will continue to keep you informed.— Channelview Independent School District (@ChannelviewISD) December 3, 2020
According to investigators, the standoff stemmed from a bank robbery at a Shell Federal Credit Union around 8:16 a.m.
Deputies said an armed suspect followed an employee opening up into the bank and fired shots into the lobby. Deputies said the suspect took some cash and tried to breach the vault. According to investigators, several shots were fired into the vault, but the suspect couldn’t get in. The suspect then fled the scene, HCSO said. Deputies said no one was physically harmed during the incident.
Deputies have asked residents to remain inside their homes and avoid the area, if possible.
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