Lancaster County bank evacuated after bomb threat on suspect’s birthday

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — A Lancaster County bank was evacuated Tuesday after police say an angry customer made a bomb threat on his birthday.

Colin Shultz who turned 81 on Tuesday, allegedly said “If I’m still not happy, I will bring a satchel bomb to the bank” to a bank employee during a phone call, West Lampeter Township Police said in the charging documents.

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Due to the threat, seven employees and two customers at the Fulton Bank, at 2430 Willow Street Pike, had to evacuate, and before police arrived the employees were relocated. A police K9 and officer from the Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff checked the buildings for bombs, police said.

According to the criminal complaint, Shultz called the bank because he was having trouble accessing his online banking and when a worker wanted to give him a number for a helpline, Shultz allegedly made the threat.

Shultz admitted to police in an interview at his home that he was kidding when he made the threat. He told police that he had to give the last four numbers to his account multiple times and was told he was wrong before he threatened to bring a bomb to the bank, the complaint reads.

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