Strange package found at bank not dangerous
A package found inside a north High Point bank Monday that aroused suspicions didn’t contain explosives.
High Point police were called to Bank of North Carolina, 2630 Eastchester Drive, about 10:45 a.m. after employees found several items wrapped together with duct tape inside a safe deposit box, said police Capt. Tom Hanson.
Employees were going through safe deposit boxes and found the item in one box that was two years past due.
Hanson described it as consisting of miscellaneous items such as paper towels, mesh and what appeared to be wires wrapped inside tape. Police looked at it and called in the Greensboro Police Department bomb squad.
The bomb squad deployed a robot to assess the package, which technicians determined was not dangerous.
Hanson said it was unclear why the package was inside the safe deposit box. The owner apparently hadn’t accessed it since 2012. He said no charges are expected to be filed.
“It was nothing of value and nothing of any danger,” Hanson said.
The bank branch was closed and the building was evacuated while police investigated. Portions of Penny Road and W. Wendover Avenue were also shut down while police were on the scene.