Hostages Held In Botched Bank Robbery - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Hostages Held In Botched Bank Robbery

PEARLAND, Texas - At least two armed men are holding hostages in a foiled bank robbery in Pearland, Texas, local media reported police as saying Friday.

"We're trying to resolve the situation peacefully," Pearland Police Lt. Onesmio Lopez was quoted as saying by the Houston Chronicle.

At least four hostages were eventually released but others remained inside the bank.

The bank's manager was beaten up, and several shots had been heard earlier.

It was not clear how many hostages were being held, Lopez said.

A witness told the Houston Chronicle that she heard four gunshots and saw "cops running everywhere and some are hiding behind cars."

Another witness said at least two people had come out of the bank since the incident started and that they were being questioned by police.

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