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Police: Bomb Threat At Raleigh Bank Was Joke

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A bomb threat that shut down a Raleigh bank and had police surrounding the building turned out to be a joke.

Police say Christopher Mims, 26, of Apex, called in the threat Monday to one of the tellers at the BB&T Bank on Capital Boulevard.

According to court officials, Mims knew the bank teller and was playing a joke.

Mims is in jail on $50,000 bond. He is charged with making a false report concerning a destructive device.

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