Rockside Road reopened after bank robbery & bomb threat - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Rockside Road reopened after bank robbery & bomb threat in Maple Heights

Police blocked traffic on Rockside from Lee to Broadway for a bomb threat in Maple Heights. (Source: WOIO) Police blocked traffic on Rockside from Lee to Broadway for a bomb threat in Maple Heights. (Source: WOIO)
Bomb Squad was called in. (Source: WOIO) Bomb Squad was called in. (Source: WOIO)
Surveillance photos of the suspect. (Source: Maple Heights Police) Surveillance photos of the suspect. (Source: Maple Heights Police)
(WOIO) -

A bank robbery and bomb threat closed Rockside Road between Lee Road South and Broadway Avenue in Bedford Tuesday night. 

Around 7 p.m., the Huntington Bank on Dunham Road in Maple Heights was robbed, and the 39-year-old suspect claimed he had a bomb. He was also holding something that appeared to be explosive. 

The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled the bank in a Chevy pickup truck. 

Employees called police with a description of the suspect, and officers found the suspect driving near the intersection of Lee Road South and Rockside Road in Maple Heights. 

As officers attempted to pull the suspect over, he threw something out of the passenger side of his truck, and it appeared to be explosive. 

Police arrested the suspect and the Southeast Area Law Enforcement Hazardous Device Unit was called to the scene and collected the device. 

The suspect is being held in the Maple Heights Jail pending charges. His identity has not been released.  

All roads have been reopened and the area is safe. 

Police are investigating and ask if anyone has any information to call Maple Heights Police at (216) 587-9644. 

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