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Two-hour standoff between boys and police ends without injuries

Posted at 6:19 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 19:19:40-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A two-hour standoff between boys and Corpus Christi Police ends with no injuries. Two boys are now in custody facing multiple charges.

Corpus Christi Police say the standoff started when officers responded to a theft call just after 10 this morning.

A witness told police that two boys stole the purse of a woman who gave them a ride and the teens ran into a business at Ayers Street and Shely Street across from Del Mar College East Campus. Officers arrived at the business where the teens barricaded themselves inside. For safety reasons, officers closed down sections of the surrounding streets during the standoff.

"We had information that possibly one of the subjects could be armed. We weren't sure whether they were or not at this point. So I authorized a SWAT call out and hostage negotiation," said Captain David Cook with the Corpus Christi Police Department.

Four boys surrendered around 1:00 p.m. ending the standoff. The two are facing theft charges. Police say they searched the teens and the building but did not find any weapons.

Two other boys who surrendered won't face any charges in the incident.