— WAXAHACHIE, Texas - Officials surrounded a bank in suburban Dallas, Texas, on Friday morning after a gunman entered the building as staff arrived for work.
"As the tellers were opening for work the armed man came in and robbed the bank and apparently left before police arrived," local FOX News affiliate KDFW reported. "As far as we know no one was injured."
The robbery at the Vintage Bank occurred at about 7 a.m. local time, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Police told the paper that the two-hour standoff was over and that by 9 a.m. everyone in the building was safe.
NBC News earlier reported that there had been at least one hostage.
The town's school district placed local schools on lockdown as a result of the heist.
"Due to the close proximity of Northside Elementary to Vintage Bank, district officials placed the elementary school into lockdown as a precautionary measure," according to Nicole Mansell, Director of Public Relations for Waxahachie's school district.
"The front doors at Northside Elementary are locked and officials are monitoring campus access," she added.