Police: Man made school threat as distraction before bank robbery attempt

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Police: Man made school threat as distraction to robbery
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Police say a man wearing a mask tried to rob a bank near Pittsburgh after making a school shooting threat.

PITTSBURGH, Penn. (KABC) -- An active shooter scare at a school in Pittsburgh had a bizarre ending.

Police say surveillance cameras captured a man who'd left notes at a restaurant claiming there were bombs and active shooters at two high schools.

Officers made an odd discovery when they arrested him: he was wearing a mask.

Police say he admitted making the school threats to get all of their resources in one area - so he could rob a bank.

They found a second note demanding money that was meant for a teller.