Authorities: 1 killed during attempted armored truck robbery

Law enforcement investigate the scene after two men attempted to rob a Brinks security armored truck at a bank Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Willis, Texas. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)

WILLIS, Texas — Authorities say a guard fatally shot a person suspected of trying to rob an armored truck at a bank north of Houston and another suspect remains on the run.

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Police Chief James Nowak says two individuals tried to rob a Brink's armored truck Tuesday morning outside a Chase bank in Willis.

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Authorities say one of the truck’s guards fatally shot and killed one of the suspects.

Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are searching a nearby wooded area for the other suspect, who fled on foot. That suspect is described as tall and dressed in black.

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Authorities have not released the name of the suspect killed during the attempted robbery.

Willis is located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Houston.