Shortly after 3:30 p.m., city police responded to reports of an armed robbery at the U.S. Post Office-Diplomat Station at 4171 Diplomat Drive, near McKinnie Avenue and Hessen Cassel Road.
Shortly before 6 p.m., police entered the post office and searched the building.
Got that? It took 2.5 hours or so for the police to declare the building safe. Two and a half hours, during which time the people inside had no idea if they were going to live or die.
And, in case you didn't know, permit or no permit, carrying a gun into a US Post Office is a FEDERAL crime.
But, as JayG would say:
*sarcasm* I'm sure that JUST ONE MORE LAW would have stopped this. */sarcasm*