Police: Man taken into custody for bomb threat at bank


RENTON, Wash. -  A man was taken into custody after making a bomb threat at a Renton bank Friday afternoon, police said.


Renton police responded to a report of a bank robbery at 2:41 p.m. at the Key Bank at 4431 Northeast 4th Street.


According to police, a man entered the bank and presented a note stating it was a robbery and that a bomb was in the building.


An employee then called 911.


Other employees noticed the man got into a taxicab and saw the license plate number of the vehicle. The man was last seen lying down in the back of the taxi.


The building was evacuated because of the bomb threat.


Police said the taxi and driver were found at the QFC at Northeast 4th and Duvall, but the driver said that he dropped of the man at the store.


Officers surrounded the QFC and secured all entrances of the store.


The man was found in the restroom of the store, and an employee at the bank positively identified the man,saying he was wearing the same clothing during the bank robbery.


The man was booked into the King County Jail on  investigation of bank robbery.


Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 911 or the Renton Police Department at 425-430-7500.