Bank Evacuated After Man Makes Bomb Threat

Police say an angry customer threatened to blow up a bank.

Greenville police say it happened at the Bank of America on Stantonsburg Road around 2:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say 68-year-old Raymond Jones of Merrick, New York was having a dispute with the bank about his account balance. Police say he made threats, saying he had a bomb and a gun. At that point the teller activated the silent alarm and police soon arrived. They set up a perimeter, the bank was evacuated and the man surrendered after police made contact with him.

The bank was searched to make sure there was no bomb or gun inside. None was found.

At first police said Jones was going to be charged with making a false bomb threat, which is a felony. Now they say the man will be charged with communicating threats.

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