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Bomb threat: Rancho Cucamonga BofA branch evacuated

By in Press Enterprise on July 6, 2017

By Doug Saunders

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> A bank remains closed Thursday after explosive detecting police dogs searched the building following a bomb threat.

A man who said he planned to open an account at a Rancho Cucamonga Bank of America later told employees he had a bomb, prompting an evacuation of the building, sheriff’s officials say.

PHOTOS: RC police and SBC Sheriffs respond to bomb threat at bank on 4th St Thursday

Shortly before 3 p.m., an unidentified man walked into the Bank of America at 11570 Fourth St., hoping to open an account, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller said.

“When the man left, he told an employee he had a bomb,” she said.

Rancho Cucamonga police and San Bernardino County Sheriff deputies exit the Bank of America on Fourth Street in Rancho Cucamonga Thursday afternoon July 6, 2017 following a possible bomb threat. The bank was cleared at approximately 4:45 p.m. and no device was found. (Will Lester-Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

The bank was evacuated and secured while waiting for sheriff’s bomb and arson detectives to arrive.

The westbound lanes of Fourth Street in the immediate vicinity are temporarily shut down.

The man who made the threat is at large and no unusual packages have been located.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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