Police: Armed man tried to enter bank through 'exit only' door

Jan. 29, 2014 at 1:47 PM

ARLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they arrested a masked and armed man whose attempt to enter a bank was foiled by an "exit only" door.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the man, whose identity was not released, attempted to enter a Fifth Third Bank branch in Arlington through a side door around 4:30 p.m. Monday, but he was unable to get into the building because it was an "exit only" door locked from the inside, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, Fla., reported Wednesday.

The sheriff's office said the man, who was wearing a bandanna mask over his face and had the hood of his sweatshirt pulled up over his head, was armed with what appeared to be a handgun.

The suspect attempted to flee on his bicycle, but was stopped and taken into custody by a police officer.

Police said they have not yet determined the man's intentions at the bank. It was unclear whether the object he was carrying was a real gun.

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