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Police: Man enters bank, claims to have bomb

HARRISONBURG, VA (AP) - Police say they are keeping a close eye on a man who walked into a Harrisonburg bank claiming to have an explosive device strapped around his waist.

City police spokeswoman Mary-Hope Vass says employees of the downtown Wachovia Bank were able to walk out unharmed. She says the man is confined to a safe area outside the bank, and authorities are waiting for a state police bomb squad to arrive.

Vass says the incident was reported at 9:18 a.m. Monday. The sheriff's department, state police, firefighters and rescue officials have joined city police at the scene.

Vass says she didn't know if the man was attempting to rob the bank.

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