Maple Heights, Ohio – A suspect who used an object which appeared to be an explosive device to rob a bank is now in custody, according to police.
Maple Heights Police say the suspect entered the Huntington Bank located at 6134 Dunham Rd. at about 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday with the device wearing a face mask and a hoodie.
The suspect stated he had a bomb, stole money, then fled the scene in a black Chevrolet pickup truck, according to police.
Officers say they encountered the suspect driving near the intersection of Rockside Road and Lee Road South.
The driver threw something that appeared to be an explosive device out the passenger side of the truck before being taken into custody, according to police.
A bomb squad was called to the scene to investigate the device. Police say the device was collected without incident.
The suspect is a 39-year-old white man. He is currently in custody at the Maple Heights Jail pending charges.
Police say the investigation is on-going at this time.
The scene has been cleared and all roads have been reopened.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
Anyone with further information is urged to can contact police at (216) 587-9644.