D.C. Bank Bomb Scare Suspect in Custody

Northeast neighborhood shut down for almost three hours

By Tonya LaFleur
|  Thursday, Mar 22, 2012  |  Updated 6:07 PM EDT
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D.C. Bank Bomb Scare Suspect in Custody

Bomb scare at northeast D.C. bank

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A man accused of creating a bomb scare after robbing a northeast D.C. bank was taken into custody Thursday.

A man walked into a TD Bank on First Street shortly after noon and handed a teller a note demanding money. As the robber was leaving the bank, a dye pack inside the money bag exploded.  

Officers in the neighborhood saw the dye pack explode and made an arrest. During the arrest, the man told police he left a bomb inside the bank.

Police shut down First Street NE for while they investigated the suspicious package. Explosives experts determined the package inside the bank was harmless.
 
First Street reopened about 3 p.m.

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