Man Arrested After Standoff With Police

Witnesses reported seeing the man run into the house

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Nov 17, 2011  |  Updated 5:55 PM CDT
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Man Arrested After Standoff With Police

DPD at a standoff on High Meadow near Forest Lane.

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Editor's Note: As this story was developing, it was reported that three people were arrested by the Dallas Police Department. The three people were taken into custody. We regret the error.

A neighborhood in North Dallas was blocked off after a man suspected of robbing a bank holed up inside a home Thursday afternoon.

The man is believed to have robbed the Comerica Bank on 3115 Forest Lane, just a few blocks away from the home on High Meadow Court.

Witnesses called police after they spotted the man running from the bank and into the neighborhood.

Three men came out of the house and were taken into custody while police determined if they were connected to the robbery.

Dallas SWAT was called to the scene to assist in getting another man to surrender. They positioned themselves in several locations around the house and neighborhood while trying to convince the man to exit the home.

"They kept trying to tell him to come out," neighbor Kela Cliebert said. "They kept telling him to turn his phone on so they could talk to him. ... They kept saying, 'We know you're in there. Please come up with your hands up with no weapons. We promise nothing will happen to you.'"

The man refused to come out, and officers went into the home and removed him using gas and mace.

"He obviously knew he did something wrong and knew he was going to jail," Senior Cpl. Kevin Janse said.

NBC 5's Julie Tam contributed to this report.

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