Suspicious Package Found Near Western Kentucky Bank

Published 04/14 2014 10:38AM

Updated 04/14 2014 09:27PM

UPDATE:
The search continues for the man who planted three suspicious packages at a Hopkins County bank.

Hopkins County Sheriff Frank Latham says three devices were found at the U.S. Bank on Highway 41 in Hanson. It forced a nearby school to go into lock down and closed a busy intersection for nearly six hours.

Bomb squad robots disarmed the three devices, including one near the front door behind a cigarette butt tower.

The lock down at the school has been lifted, but Sheriff Latham says school buses were rerouted away from the intersection since it was still closed.

UPDATE:
Multiple businesses and schools in Hopkins County are on lockdown after a suspicious package is found at a bank in Hanson, Kentucky. Earlier Monday morning Sheriff Frank Latham says a call came into U.S Bank on Highway 41 where a suspect demanded money. The bank and nearby businesses have all been evacuated. Hanson Elementary is about a thousand feet away, it is on lockdown. The FBI and Bomb squad units are en route. The suspect is described a white man wearing camouflage.

PREVIOUS REPORT:
Multiple schools are on lockdown in Hopkins County after a suspicious package is found at the U.S Bank in Hanson, Kentucky. This bank is on Highway 60 close to Hanson Elementary. Reports are coming in that a threat was made to the bank early Monday morning and investigators are looking into a mysterious package. A handful of agencies are on scene and so is our crew.

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