Vancouver – A bank robbery suspect who barricaded himself in a taxi cab for nearly two hours has been arrested by Vancouver Police.

Bank staff called 9-1-1 just after 5:30 p.m. to report the bank, near Main Street and East Pender Street, was being robbed. Vancouver Police officers responded immediately and spotted the suspect attempting to flee in a cab.

Officers stopped the taxi near Main Street and National Avenue, allowing the driver and a second passenger to flee. The robbery suspect barricaded himself inside the taxi and refused to communicate with police.

The suspect was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. by members of VPD’s Emergency Response Team. A police dog and conductive energy weapon were deployed during the arrest.

The investigation is ongoing.