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Man in custody after downtown Minneapolis bank threat

The Gaviidae Common building in downtown Minneapolis was evacuated Friday afternoon after a threat was made against the M & I Bank, according to witnesses at the scene, WCCO-TV reports.

Witnesses say a man entered the M & I Bank in the Gaviidae Commons in downtown Minneapolis and made threats. A man also allegedly made a threat to WCCO-TV.

Spokesman Sgt. Steve McCarty says a suspect entered the bank and said he had a bomb, KSTP-TV reports. A witness told KSTP that she saw a man put on a bulletproof vest, and strap guns to his legs.

WCCO has surveillance video which shows a man was trying to enter the station’s building just after 10 a.m. Friday. The man was identified by police as same person taken into custody at Gaviidae Common. See the WCCO surveillance video below.

 

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