Bank robbery suspect surrenders after 9-hour standoff

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MOON, Pa.,None - A police standoff that lasted more than nine hours came to a peaceful end after officers arrested a suspected bank robber on Sunday.

Police said the incident started in Moon Township when a man slipped into a busy Giant Eagle unnoticed, robbed the Citizen’s Bank inside and left in his Cadillac Escalade.

The situation ended shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday  when the SWAT team went inside the suspect’s Beisner Street house in Brentwood and took the man into custody.

Police said one reason the standoff lasted so long was because they had to get a warrant to search the suspect's home.

Police said a dye pack went off inside the money bag, leaving a trail in the parking lot. Police then got a description of the suspect's car and traced him back to his house within an hour.

Investigators had to use a flash bang to get Christopher Lyons out of the home.

"It's always good to get a positive and quick resolution to these kinds of cases," said FBI Special Agent Jeff Killeen. "At this point and time, we don't know what the charges will be. The investigation regarding the Citizen's Bank robbery is under investigation."

 The FBI has taken over the investigation.