Harris Co., deputies investigate possible hostage situation
POSTED: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5:14am
Deputies say two employees locked themselves in a back room during robbery
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a pair of employees at a store in northwest Harris County locked themselves into a back room during a robbery late Monday that triggered a SWAT scene lasting several hours.
Harris County sheriff's deputies said two masked men stormed the Dollar General along Kuykendahl near Ella about 9:45 p.m. Monday as the manager was locking the front door. "They came in and demanded money," Deputy Thomas Gilliland said.
Deputies said two employees ran toward the back during the holdup. One of the robbers fired in their direction but they weren't hit.