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Suspicious Package Causes 2 Hour Evacuation

LAS VEGAS -- Employees and patrons of downtown Las Vegas bank and nearby businesses are now allowed back into the businesses following a bank robbery and evacuation Wednesday morning.

The FBI reports that the robbery took place around 9 a.m. at the Nevada State Bank located at Las Vegas Blvd. and Bridger Ave. Investigators say an African-American man, wearing dark colored clothing, including a black Notre Dame jacket, and a black baseball cap approached a bank teller and set the package on the counter and demanded money. Investigators say the man did leave the bank with money but left the package behind.

The Metro bomb squad did investigate the package and determined there were no explosives. The scare caused an evacuation and some street closures. The streets are now open again.

FBI Special Agent Aida Reyes says this is the 70th bank robbery of the year. Investigators are still looking for the suspect.


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