Shots fired during attempted bank robbery

CLEVELAND - Shots were fired during an attempted bank robbery on Cleveland's east side Wednesday morning, 19 Action News reported.

A suspected would-be thief entered the U.S. Bank branch located at 4100 Woodland Avenue just before 10 a.m.

The man apparently either said that he was carrying a gun or actually showed a weapon.

An off-duty police officer who was working security at the bank fired multiple shots, but the suspect was able to escape. A manhunt is currently underway.

No injuries were known to have been suffered during the episode, and it is not yet clear whether the suspect successfully pulled off the heist.

Stay tuned to 19 Action News for more information as it becomes available.