Tacoma police investigate downtown bank robbery, suspicious package

A Tacoma police spokesman said today a man was arrested after walking into a Bank of America branch downtown, claiming to have a bomb, and demanding money. A suspicious package was later found in the bank’s parking lot, located at 101 S. 9th St. The man was arrested and Tacoma Bomb Squad was investigating Thursday afternoon. Several streets near Court A and South 9th Street have been blocked. For additional photos, visit the Index’s blog at http://i.feedtacoma.com/TDI-Reporters-Notebook/ .