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Police: Woman robs bank with bomb, says husband was kidnapped

Police are investigating a bank robbery where woman walked into a bank saying her husband had been kidnapped, and she was strapped with an explosive device and forced to rob the bank.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Police are investigating a bank robbery where woman walked into a bank saying her husband had been kidnapped, and she was strapped with an explosive device and forced to rob the bank.

Police responded to Arvest Bank on MLK at 9:29am Monday. Stg. Craig Stout with the Fayetteville Police Department told CNN that the woman told authorities that her husband had been taken hostage by two men and she was being forced to rob the bank free him.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office found the husband tied up in their home. The Bentonville PD bomb squad removed a device from the woman’s ankle and is determining if it is explosive, according to CNN.

“Right now it looks like the real deal. We’ve got no reason to doubt her story,” said Stout.

FPD is not releasing the name of the woman in the incident.
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