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5 People Taken Into Custody After SWAT Standoff at Fort Worth Motel

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    5 People Taken Into Custody After SWAT Standoff at Fort Worth Motel

    Five people were taken into custody after a motel robbery and standoff with SWAT in Fort Worth, police said.

    It happened about 2:20 a.m. at the Valley Motel along Jacksboro Highway, northwest of Downtown Fort Worth.

    Two men from Dallas drove to the hotel thinking they were going to purchase a gun, police said. Instead, the supposed seller allegedly assaulted and robbed one of the men, then ran inside a room at the motel, police said.

    Police believed there were multiple armed people inside the room and they were refusing to let one woman leave, police said.

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    SWAT responded and after obtaining a search warrant for the room, they deployed gas. Everyone in the room came out, police said.

    The supposed seller was arrested, police said. A total of five people were taken into custody.

    Investigators are still trying to determine what roles each individual played in the incident. Charges are pending.

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