Jul 7, 2011 7:13 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Peaceful end to standoff at Monroe bus station

MONROE, La. (AP) - The Greyhound bus station in Monroe was evacuated for a time after two robbery suspects tried to escape police there.
Monroe police told the News-Star that two suspects robbed a beauty supply store Wednesday, before fleeing to the bus station.
One surrendered as soon as police arrived, but the other eluded police, who evacuated the station and sent in a SWAT team.
The second suspect surrendered about 3 p.m. Police said he claimed to be hyperventilating and was taken to a Monroe hospital.


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