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Police: Would-be bank robber threatened to ‘start shooting’

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This suspect attempted to rob a bank at Fort Apache and Tropicana. (LVMPD) This suspect attempted to rob a bank at Fort Apache and Tropicana. (LVMPD)
Police said the man threatened to shoot people. (LVMPD) Police said the man threatened to shoot people. (LVMPD)
Police said the suspect got away empty-handed. (LVMPD) Police said the suspect got away empty-handed. (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A man who police said threatened to shoot people during an attempted bank robbery on Tuesday walked away empty-handed, according to Las Vegas Metro police.

Pictures released to the media on Wednesday show the man passing a note to a teller at the unidentified bank in the area of Fort Apache Road and Tropicana Avenue.

Although the note claimed he would "start shooting," police said the man did not produce a gun.

After seeing the note, the teller walked away from the window, and the man left without taking any money, according to police.

The suspect is an African-American man in his late 40s to early 50s. He was wearing silver-framed glasses, a maroon shirt, a blue cap, khaki shorts and dark shoes.

Anyone with information about the attempted robbery is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (702)-385-5555.

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