An eight-member SWAT team searched a bakery outlet Wednesday afternoon for a reported woman carrying a gun, but they found no one.
Wonder Hostess Bakery Outlet, in the 800 block of West Pipeline Road, was the central point of a possible standoff after an employee called police to report the woman brandishing a gun.
The incident began shortly after 3 p.m. when employees saw the woman and notified authorities.
Police funneled two employees and customers out of the store shortly after the 911 call, and a perimeter was set up. Police closed that portion of Pipeline Road in front of the bakery for about two hours for the tactical team to clear the building.
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“She’s gone away somewhere,” Hurst police Sgt. Craig Teague said.
The cashier said she had a gun waved in her face and wouldn’t give any other comment.
Officials at the scene are calling this a robbery attempt and assume the woman left from the back of the bakery.
The police are searching for two customers, who took off shortly after being evacuated.