An overnight standoff between police and two teens in a Lewisville home ended peacefully Wednesday morning.
The standoff lasted about 10 hours and ended at about 3:30 a.m. when the teens surrendered.
The standoff began Tuesday when Lewisville police responded to a robbery of an ice cream vendor at about 5:15 p.m. The vendor told police two teens robbed him at gunpoint.
The vendor followed the teens to a home on the 400-block of Edwards Street where they chose to hide out.
Police surrounded the house and told all inside to clear out. Everyone exited the home except for the two teens.
Seven nearby homes were also evacuated.
Police said overnight one of the teens came out on the porch taunting officers.
SWAT waited out the situation until they shot pepper spray pellets into the home, forcing the teens out.
“We don’t know if these young men were armed, if they had any weapons inside, if there was any way to breach the door to come in and put our officers at risk,” said Lt. Mike Moore of the Lewisville Police Department. “Under those circumstances, we just take our time and see if they come out peacefully and they did. It was a great process.”
No one was injured during the standoff.
Officers said the two teens, one 17 and the other 18, could face armed robbery charges, but won't be prosecuted for the standoff unless residents of the home press charges for trespassing.
Police continue to search for the gun.