Just after 12 noon Thursday, August 17, 2017 a person entered the Union Bank at 220 Richland Road in Marion with a package, claiming it to be a bomb, and demanded money.
The person took an undisclosed amount of cash and left the package inside the bank.
Police were called to the scene just south of Mt. Vernon Avenue and they contacted the Columbus Bomb Squad, cleared and secured the area and began an investigation into the incident.
At this point, it's believed all of the 5 employees of the bank were evacuated safely and no customers were inside the bank. There have been no reported injuries.
The suspect is described as a white male in his late 30’s about 6 foot tall and weighing 140-150 lbs and has 5 o-clock shadow facial hair.
He was described as wearing a white bandage wrapped around his face and hand, concealing his right eye, grey ball cap, dark grey almost black button down shirt with white vertical stripes and khaki pants.
If you have any information you are asked to call the Marion Police Department.