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Man arrested for alleged threat to bomb bank

POULSBO — A 56-year-old Poulsbo man was arrested for threatening to bomb Kitsap Bank on 7th Avenue May 21.

Poulsbo Police received a call of a bomb threat about 3:45 p.m. According to the report, the man approached a bank teller and “appeared to be intoxicated.” The man did have an account at the bank.

The employee said the man was wearing a shoulder bag and began to take stuff out of it. The employee reportedly said they started talking about the bag, and the man told her there was a bomb inside.

The employee “thought he was joking until he put the bag on the counter and slid it across the counter toward her.” This “alarmed” the employee, who asked the man to take it back.

The man left the bank and employees locked the doors until police arrived.

Officers detained a male fitting the description walking away from the bank. According to the report, the man told officers “it was a stupid thing and he meant no harm.”

The man was booked into Kitsap County Jail for outstanding warrants on $100,000 bail.

 

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