Armed men escape from Palmview police.

POSTED: Friday, August 7, 2009 - 8:12am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

Last night in Palm Valley, a routine traffic stop escalates into a search for two armed men in a neighborhood.

With the help of a DPS helicopter, more than five law enforcement agencies including state troopers, DEA, and the FBI searched for the armed men inside the Nueces Park neighborhood. According to police, Palm View officers pulled an SUV over with two Hispanic men in their 20's for a traffic violation. The men took off on foot as officers approached the vehicle running into the neighborhood apparently caring handguns and leaving behind 5 bundles of marijuana inside the SUV.

Officers went door to door in the neighborhood searching for men, but were unable to find them. The search was called off around 9:15pm Thursday evening. Palmview police say one man was wearing a blue shirt and the other man a white shirt. They are considered armed and dangerous and police urge anyone who see them to call 911 immediately.

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