TAMPA (WFLA) – Tampa Police Department were on scene Thursday afternoon following an attempted bank robbery where the suspect claimed to have had an explosive device.
Police say the incident occurred at the Bank of America at 100 North Westshore Boulevard.
According to police, 37-year-old Danielle C. Di Mari entered the bank and asked to speak with a manager.
Police say Di Mari played a recording on her cell phone advising that a bomb had been planted inside of the bank, and that if the bank’s money was not turned over, the bomb would be detonated.
According to police, Di Mari was holding a device with a wire exposed, however, no money was surrendered, and the manager contacted the police.
Officers arrived on-scene within minutes and apprehended Di Mari in the bank’s parking lot.
The bank was evacuated, and the Explosive Ordinance Disposal team responded and swept the premises revealing there were no hazards.
Both directions of Kennedy Boulevard at Westshore Boulevard, access to the Westshore Mall were closed for just over a half-hour but have since reopened.
She is being held in the Hillsborough jail on no bond.