Bomb squad clears “suspicious” suitcase left at PNC bank, no threat


This Jan. 12, 2012 photo taken with a fisheye lens, shows a PNC Bank ATM machine in downtown Pittsburgh. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, that its fourth-quarter net income dropped 43 percent on higher expenses and a comparison to a year-ago stock sale gain, while revenue fell. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — A PNC bank in Hagerstown, Maryland and the surrounding area was evacuated temporarily early Friday morning so authorities could investigate the report of a suspicious package.

According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Bank Manager of the bank at 17708 Virginia Avenue reported a suitcase around 8 a.m. that was left at the bank. The area was evacuated before the Bomb Squad arrived to investigate. The suitcase turned out to be no threat and was cleared by an x-ray and robot.

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