I-35 Standoff Guy Now Charged with Bank Robbery

The man who forced busy I-35 to be blocked to traffic for three hours Sunday night is now facing additional charges of bank robbery, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Ruben Ramirez, Jr, 46, had allegedly just robbed the Lowe's in New Braunfels when police pursued them down I-35. Police threw down spikes into the road in Schertz, which prompted Ramirez' car to stop, but he held a SWAT team at bay for three hours, ranting that he 'had a gun' and 'was going to kill police.'

He finally surrendered and is jailed on charges relating to the Lowe's robbery and the standoff.

Now, New Braunfels Police have filed additional charges against Ramirez in connection with the Chase Bank in the 600 block of South Walnut Avenue in New Braunfels on Feb 9.The warrant was served on Ramirez in the Comal County Jail, and his bond on the bank robbery charge was set at $250,000.

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