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Man robs bank claiming to have a bomb

Post by Mike Archbold on Oct. 8, 2009 at 4:00 pm with 6 Comments »
October 8, 2009 4:29 pm

Tacoma police arrested a man this afternoon who walked into a downtown bank claiming to have a bomb and demanded money.

The package said to be a bomb is now in a parking lot near the bank and the Tacoma Bomb Squad has been called to investigate it, according to Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum.

Some streets in the area of Court A and South 9th Street have been blocked off.

The man entered the Bank of America at 101 S. 9th St. about 3:15 p.m. saying he had a bomb and wanted money, Fulghum said.

He was given money and he left. Fulghum said police arrested him a short time later. He didn’t have the details of the arrest.

No one was hurt in the robbery, he said.

More information will be posted when available.

Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. flexkeys says:

    Police have blocked off A Street @ 11th and diverted traffic toward Pacific. Court A is blocked from 9th to 11th.

  2. MrsMoore30 says:

    According to eye witness that I talked to, by the way I work 2 blocks from there, the guy had a large duffel bag full of money walked out of the store across the street like he did nothing wrong. A women that was in the bank ran out and said that is the guy. According to the cop we also talked to the guy was stupid in the fact that he gave them plenty of time to get to the scene. He said the bomb would blow in 10 minutes. THe cops were already outside when he was across the street headed down the alley. Not a very smart man, but everyone is hardup these days. The eye witness states he was a clean cut white guy who didnt look drugged out but looked like he needed the money to pay something.

  3. inukshuk says:

    Terrorist alert! Next stop GITMO.


    Case closed.

  4. Woodstock says:

    Explosion @ 5:16pm. Unknown if it was the alleged bomb, or something the bomb squad did.

  5. Woodstock says:

    The explosion was what the bomb squad did. SOP

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