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July 29, 2014

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Man who claimed to have bomb at bank undergoing mental evaluation

Several businesses along Boulder Highway were evacuated Tuesday when a man claiming to have an explosive device engaged Henderson police in a short standoff at a bank before surrendering.

The man prompted the evacuation of the Bank of America branch at 1411 S. Boulder Highway and other nearby businesses for about 45 minutes beginning at 12:30 p.m., Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said.

No explosives were found on the man, but officers planned to sweep the bank before allowing anyone back inside, he said.

The man appeared to have mental problems and was being taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, Paul said.

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