Two men barricaded themselves against police in separate incidents yesterday, forcing members of the District's emergency response team to scramble to both scenes, miles apart.
In one incident, a homeless man broke into a bank and had to be subdued with a "stun gun," police said.
The homeless man, who is in his twenties or thirties, broke into Perpetual Savings Bank in the 400 block of 11th Street NW shortly after 7 a.m. by shattering the glass on the front door.
The man was armed with a long knife, and when an officer with a police dog found him inside the bank he was "crouching in an attack position," police said.
The emergency response team subdued the man with a Taser gun, which emits an electric charge.
The man, who refused to give his name, was taken to D.C. General Hospital as a precaution. He faces charges of second-degree burglary while armed.
At 8:30 a.m., while police were still trying to coax the man in the bank to surrender, a man wanted for escaping from jail barricaded himself inside a house full of children, police said.
The suspect, John D. Taylor, 20, was in a house on the 4400 block of Ord Street NE when officers from the 6th District knocked on the door, police said.
Taylor, wanted on warrants for escaping from jail and armed robbery, tried to flee by jumping from the roof, but changed his mind when he saw police officers in the back of the house, police said.
The children -- as many as six -- were rescued uninjured by police officers and members of the emergency response team.
Taylor was arrested about 11 a.m. by officers who burst into a second-floor bedroom, police said.