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Man robs bank claiming to have a bomb

Post by Mike Archbold on Oct. 8, 2009 at 4:00 pm |
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.

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