FBI, NYPD Seek Public’s Help Identifying Subject After Claiming to Have an Explosive Device
On Monday, April 13, 2015, shortly before 5:00 p.m., a black male entered a Chase bank located at 1462 Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn. The subject displayed a note demanding cash. The subject told the teller that he would blow himself up and motioned to what appeared to be a remote detonator in his hand. It is unclear if the device the subject claimed to have was real or a hoax. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and New York City Police Department’s Joint Violent Crime Task Force are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the subject.
The subject is described as a male black, approximately 6 feet tall and 30 to 40 years old. He was last seen wearing a white baseball hat, a dark denim jacket, glasses, and white sneakers.
A reward is available for information that leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the subject in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 212-384-1000. Tipsters may remain anonymous. The subject should be considered armed and dangerous.