Man Threatens to Blow Himself Up at Chase Bank in Brooklyn If Teller Didn’t Give him Cash

© Courtesy of FBI Still image from bank surveillance video of a man who threatened to detonate a bomb at a New York City bank Monday.
© Courtesy of FBI
Still image from bank surveillance video of a man who threatened to detonate a bomb at a New York City bank Monday.

A man who appeared to be holding a detonator walked into a Chase bank in Brooklyn and told the teller he’d blow himself up if he didn’t get cash, a spokesman for the FBI said.

The man entered the bank on Nostrand Ave. in Flatbush on Monday clad in a white hat, wearing earbuds, and glasses with a red suitcase in tow and handed the teller a note with the unsettling ultimatum around 5 p.m. on Monday, according to the FBI.

He then motioned to a detonator in his hand before fleeing the bank, the spokesman said.

It was not immediately clear if the man actually had a bomb or the detonator was a ruse, the spokesman said.

The NYPD and FBI’s Joint Violent Crime Task Force was investigating the threat and released a picture of the man on Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

All calls are confidential.

Source: New York Daily News | JOSEPH STEPANSKY

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