Bank robbery in Bagdad, Ky. leads to fear of a bomb threat
LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A bank robbery in Bagdad, Kentucky, quickly turned into the fear of a bomb threat.
Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton spoke to WDRB News, and says the robbery happened at the Citizens Union Bank on Elmburg Road, near Bagdad Road about 9:45 Thursday morning.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office says the male suspect entered the bank and demanded money. He was armed with a semi-automatic handgun, and made comments that led the people inside to believe he had a bomb.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office set up a perimeter, and about 40 people were evacuated from nearby businesses and residences. A bomb tech was sent to the scene and cleared it. No bomb was found.
The man was "heavily covered," authorities say, but he is believed to be in his 20s or 30s. He was wearing black pants and a black jacket. He was roughly 5'-7" to 5'-9," of slight-to-average build.