Man Claims to Have Bomb in Washington State Bank Robbery

A bank robbery north of Tacoma has ended with a person described as the robber in custody and no damage or injuries.

A witness told KIRO Television in Seattle the man told a teller at a Bank of America branch in Fife he had a bomb Tuesday morning. The man reportedly refused to take money, saying he wanted to be arrested, and let all the customers and employees leave. Two nearby fast-food restaurants were also evacuated.

Pierce County sheriff's Detective Ed Troyer said the man has been arrested. A black bag he was carrying remained inside the bank pending further examination and investigation by a bomb squad.

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