Lubbock Police were called to the corner of 19th Street and Quaker Avenue just before 3:00 pm for the report of a bomb threat.
Police said someone dropped a bag inside the Happy State Bank branch and said, “It’s a bomb.” The person then ran away.
Initially, police described it as a pipe bomb. At about 4:24 p.m. police said the suspicious device was removed from the scene would be taken to the police academy for destruction or dismantling.
Then at about 4:45 p.m. police said the situation was a bank robbery.
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Police issued a suspect description, saying the man was white, in his 20’s or 30’s, and had a beard. He was last seen riding a bike westbound. Anyone with information was asked to call 911 or Crime Line at 806-741-1000.
At about 2:30, Texas Tech Police sent out an alert that officers were investigating a suspicious package. Lubbock Police said the incident at 19th and Quaker might be related to the situation at Texas Tech.
So far, there have been no reports of injuries.
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