A suspect was arrested after he falsely claimed he had a bomb whereas making an attempt to rob a California financial institution, in response to regulation enforcement.
Police mentioned the person entered a Financial institution of America location on the Pacific Coast Freeway in Torrance, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, and walked as much as a teller window with a notice saying he had a bomb and was robbing the financial institution.
“The suspect was not given any cash after which exited the financial institution the place he was taken into custody with out incident,” mentioned Torrance police Sgt. Mark Ponegalek, in response to KTLA.
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Police rapidly surrounded the financial institution after being alerted of the suspect, and officers searched his car and individual for a bomb. No explosive was discovered.
Authorities didn’t instantly launch the id of the suspect.
Data from T P D – All items have cleared the realm of Pacific Coast Freeway and Anza Ave. following police exercise.
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Police urged motorists to keep away from the realm the place the incident occurred however have since cleared it.
The FBI was additionally aiding native police with the investigation.