Suspect, customer exchange shots during attempted bank robbery

Contributed photo WCPO-TV
Contributed photo WCPO-TV

Police said shots were exchanged between a bank robber and a customer inside Key Bank location north of Cincinnati on Monday.

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Officers in Colerain Twp. were called to the bank around 11 a.m. Monday on Springdale Road, our news partner WCPO-TV reports. Employees told police the robber entered the bank wearing dark clothing and a black hat and demanded cash.

Police said at some point a customer inside the bank and the robber fired shots at each other. Following the shootout the suspect and a second man fled from the scene on foot.

Neither the customers nor employees were injured. But, police said they were not sure if suspect or the other man suffered injuries. Police issued an alert to local hospital in case the suspect arrived with a gunshot wound, WCPO-TV reports.

There were no reports of the suspect arriving at a hospital for treatment.

Police told the station the customer who fired was legally carrying the firearm.

The FBI is also assisting with the investigation.

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