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Post : Police called after bank worker wrote ‘HELP’ on door as joke
URL : http://nationalpost.com/pmn/pmn-news/police-called-after-bank-worker-wrote-help-on-door-as-joke
Posted : January 13, 2018 at 6:17 am
Author : The Associated Press
Tags : AP
Categories : PMN News, PMN World

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Police say a bank employee was cited after writing "HELP" on fogged-up glass on the front door as a joke.

The Hartford Courant reports police were called to the Wells Fargo Bank in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday morning after a customer saw the message and called 911.

Police say officers who responded saw nothing unusual as employees prepared to open the bank. When officers asked about the message, a manager said one of the workers had written it as a joke.

A police spokesman said it was "not funny in any way" and that officers feared a robbery or hostage situation was taking place.

The employee was cited with creating a public disturbance.

The bank is less than 2 miles from the site of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting .

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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