Hours-long standoff ends with SWAT entering home, suspect not found

Standoff tied to robbery at a Cash America Pawn on W. Military

SAN ANTONIO – A standoff involving San Antonio police at an apartment on the city's Southeast Side has ended after SWAT entered the home and did not find the suspect, San Antonio police said Friday.

The standoff took place at the home on East Southcross near South New Braunfels Avenue.

According to Officer Carlos Ortiz with SAPD, the incident was tied to an earlier robbery that occurred at a Cash America Pawn, located in the 6800 block of  West Military around 8 p.m. Thursday.

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Hostage negotiators were heard making announcements on a loudspeaker telling someone to come out of an apartment. Police were also seen taking four people into custody, but the fifth remains at large.

Around 9:30 a.m. police fired tear gas and entered the home as a KSAT 12 reporter heard roughly a dozen or more loud bangs. Upon inspection, the suspect was not inside the house, police said.

The streets in the area are currently shut down as authorities work at the scene.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information.

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Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.