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Man arrested after strange behavior, threats at Oak Creek bank

Employees said a man was behaving strangely. He was taken into custody.
Credit: YCSO

A man who was behaving strangely made a bomb threat at a bank in Oak Creek Thursday.

Employees at a Chase Bank at Highway 179 and Verde Valley School Road reported a man behaving strangely and causing a disturbance at about 12:20 p.m. He claimed there was a bomb in his van and broke a window, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

Highway 179 was closed and later reopened at Verde Valley School Road.

Customers and employees were evacuated and the man was taken into custody.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety Bomb Detail determined there were no explosives in the van.

The van was parked just outside of the bank.

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