Arrest in Nuclear Threat Bank Robberies

Local man arrested near Texas-Mexico border

By Matt Fitzpatrick
|  Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012  |  Updated 10:38 PM EDT
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Arrest in Nuclear Threat Bank Robberies

Prince George’s County Police

Marvin Simmons

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U.S. marshals arrested a local man suspected of robbing banks under the threat of setting off a nuclear bomb, according to Prince George’s County Police.

Marvin Linius Simmons, 42, of Alexandria, Va., was arrested Monday in Donna, Texas, near the Mexican border, police said.

Simmons allegedly robbed two banks in Prince George’s County by passing a note to the teller threatening to set off a bomb if the teller did not give him the money, police said.

Simmons is at a Texas jail awaiting extradition to Maryland.

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