Suspicious Package Found At Hagerstown Bank

It was found to be harmless.


Hagerstown, Md (KM) A suspicious package found at a bank in Hagerstown Friday morning brought out the Bomb Squad.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says the PNC Bank in at 17,708 Virginia Avenue and surrounding areas were evacuated after a suitcase was found by the manager..

Bomb Squad technicians use an X-Ray device to examine the briefcase., and it was opened remotely by a robot. Officials determined the package was harmless, and emergency crews cleared the scene.

The State Fire Marshal’s says assisting agencies included the Halfway Volunteer Fire Department, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say the bank manager thought the suitcase was left by the son of patron of the bank. She says a woman came into the bank on Wednesday while her son waited outside. He got into an argument with another patron and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene. .

The bank manager says she’s unsure when the suitcase was left at the bank: it could have been right after the argument, or at a later time.


By Kevin McManus