Brooksville, Florida -- Brooksville Police were able to get a man into police custody safely after a very scary incident at a bank Thursday afternoon in which he said he had a bomb in his backpack and intended to blow the bank up.
Detectives say Mark Riley walked into the SunTrust Bank on Jefferson Street around 12:37 p.m., approached a teller and asked to speak with security. When the teller asked why, Riley said he had an explosive device in his backpack and he was going to blow up the building killing everyone inside.
Brooksville Police detectives arrived within minutes and confronted Riley who was holding the backpack. He refused detectives orders to put the bag down and in a quick, threatening manner reached into the bag as if to get a weapon. He was immediately tackled by detectives and taken into custody without incident.
The Citrus County Bomb Squad determined the backpack was only filled with clothes.
During an interrogation with officers, Riley reportedly told them his intention was to be killed by responding security or officers and that his actions during the incident were meant to provoke that.
Riley, 58, was charged with threat of a destructive device and resisting arrest.
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