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.