No one inside building surrounded by Dallas SWAT for hours

- Dallas SWAT surrounded a strip mall at Frankford and Midway Road for hours on Thursday – only to find out no suspect was inside the building.

Officers closed the intersection and several surrounding areas were on lockdown most of the day after the report of an armed robbery suspect inside an Ace Cash Express.

Dallas police said an alarm was set off around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the shopping center off Frankford and Midway roads, which is near the Dallas and Carrollton border.

An employee said when she opened the store she found the suspect inside with a gun demanding money. She was not hurt and was able to flee as officers arrived.

Video from SKY 4 showed more than a dozen DPD cruisers and several SWAT vehicles parked outside the store after the initial call, with armed officers had their guns pointed toward the building

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