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Posted at 11:08 PM ET, 07/12/2010

Oficers use Taser to end standoff

By Erica Johnston

A man surrounded by Prince George’s County police in a bus parking lot was taken into custody Monday evening after a long standoff by officers using a Taser, police said.

The standoff, which ended about 6:45 p.m., lasted for about five hours. A Taser uses electric current to incapacitate.

Police said they believed it was possible that the man had been armed. It was not clear Monday night whether any gun was found.

The man was sought by police in connection with an investigation of an incident at a bank on Temple Hills Road, police said. In the incident, a woman went into the bank and told people there that she was being robbed.

Police said they pursued the man from the neighborhood of the bank to the bus lot, where the standoff occurred. The man’s name was withheld as of late last night. Police said no formal charges had been placed against him.

-- Martin Weil

By Erica Johnston  | July 12, 2010; 11:08 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Apparently, the PG county police department ran out of bullets for this one....

Posted by: willtill | July 13, 2010 6:21 AM | Report abuse

"Police said they believed it was possible that the man had been armed"

Police assume this with EVERY encounter they have with us 'civilians.' It's the hallmark of our hyper-aggressive, hair-trigger, treat-everyone-as-a-threat American police culture.

Posted by: kcx7 | July 13, 2010 7:10 AM | Report abuse

The Police assumed the man had a gun because the woman he was allegedly robbing told them he had a gun.

"The woman told authorities that the man had two guns, so police are operating under the assumption the suspect is armed."

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/matt-zapotosky/police-gunman-in-pg-standoff.html?hpid=sec-metro

Posted by: Dewddddd | July 13, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

The Police assumed the man had a gun because the woman he was allegedly robbing told them he had a gun.

"The woman told authorities that the man had two guns, so police are operating under the assumption the suspect is armed."

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/matt-zapotosky/police-gunman-in-pg-standoff.html?hpid=sec-metro

Posted by: Dewddddd | July 13, 2010 7:47 AM | Report abuse

They should have shot the S.O.B.

Posted by: jabreal00 | July 13, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

They should have shot the S.O.B.

Posted by: jabreal00
________

hilarious! Oh you were serious?

Posted by: cadam72 | July 13, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

jabreal, they would have, but they confused the Taser for a gun. Cops have a habit of doing that.

Posted by: dkp01 | July 13, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

"Oficers," eh?

So much for the alleged second-best newspaper in the country.

Posted by: random-adam | July 13, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Doreen Genzler on NBC4 this morning twice misspoke when she was talking about this story. She said the police ended the standoff by firing their "lasers" at him.

I thought it was pretty hilarious, I knew exactly what she was talking about, but you half expected her to say Captain Kirk added in his capture.

Posted by: Nosh1 | July 13, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

kcx7,
"Police assume this with EVERY encounter they have with us 'civilians.' It's the hallmark of our hyper-aggressive, hair-trigger, treat-everyone-as-a-threat American police culture."
I'm going to assume you actually read the Post since you posted on the site. Practically every day there is a gun incident(s) in DC and/or PG. They're putting their lives at risk by NOT assuming a weapon is involved.
Also, given that this incident started as a reported robbery attempt wouldn't assuming a weapon is involved be logical?
Stop with the whole racial profiling nonsense...he's lucky he wasn't shot if this started as a robbery attempt. Quit trying to make the police response the issue instead of the behavior that got them involved in the first place. Grow up...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | July 13, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Nosh1... don't YOU mean "aided", not added?


"Don't Taze me Bro!"

Posted by: oda155 | July 13, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

PG County? It's a miracle they didn't just shoot him.

Posted by: stratman1 | July 13, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

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