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.