Houston Traffic: Robbery Suspect Arrested After DPS Officer Scrambled on I-69 at Kingwood Drive Blocking All Entry Lanes

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The end of a chase with a casino robbery suspect caused delays on I-69 Eastex Expressway Friday morning.

DPS officers attempted to conduct a felony stop on the freeway, but it appeared the suspect would not immediately exit his vehicle, leading to a standoff.

After some time, the suspect exited the vehicle, walking backwards with his hands in the air, shortly after 7 a.m.

He was taken into custody without incident.

The showdown unfolded live on ABC13’s Eyewitness News at 7 am. You can watch the clip in the video player above.

All entrance lanes of I-69 were blocked at Kingwood Drive.

SkyEye video showed multiple patrol vehicles lined up behind a white Dodge Charger. The officers drew their weapons as the suspect exited.

Charger driver’s side front tire blew out.

According to DPS agents, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was pursuing the suspect, accused of robbing Naskila Gaming in Livingston.

Officers chased the suspect through Montgomery County before the chase ended on the Eastex Expressway.

Troopers did not find any other people inside the Charger.

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