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On Tuesday, February 10, 2007, at approximately 1153 hours, I was dispatched to the Bank of America on 3rd street, after receiving reports of a possible robbery in progress. Dispatch informed me that witnesses saw a man entering the bank wearing a sweatshirt hood baseball hat and carrying what looked like a gun.
Upon arriving scene I witnessed a man pacing through the main room of the bank, I also saw multiple people lying on the floor. After radioing dispatch for backup I approached the door to make contact with the suspect. As I approached the door the suspect became agitated and approached the door, at which point I noticed the weapon that he was carrying was a water pistol. At this time the suspect began yelling, I attempted to ask him what his demands were. He became more agitated and began to yell louder that his water pistol was full of super flu infected blood. I immediately began implementing biohazard protocol, and initiated all procedures that had been established for a super flu outbreak. Ten minutes later two squad cars arrived I briefed them on the situation and they began to set up a perimeter and quarantine the area. I radioed dispatch for further support and informed them of the possibility of a super flue infection. After Swat arrived all doors were secured and all personnel inside were accounted for. At this time there were twenty personnel inside six employees, thirteen customers, and one suspect. The Perimeter was further secured by Swat personnel. In an attempt to make contact with the suspect we attempted to use the established phone lines of the business. The suspect answered and was not informed of our intentions, but after speaking with the suspect we did learn that his weapon was indeed a water pistol filled with infected blood. While on the phone with the suspect we were given a list of demands including food, and transport out of the country. After giving the suspect food that he requested on the phone we were able to plant a listening device inside the room. The suspect anticipated this move and did not say anything loud enough for us to hear. Upon discovering the Suspect was carrying super flu infected blood command decided to remove the threat through force. Swat command was given the authority to fire. After firing the Suspected was neutralized, however the blood inside the water pistol was scattered on several customers that were inside the bank. Since biohazard protocols were already in place members of the hazmat team entered the building to secure all civilians in the building. It was determined that the threat of spreading infection was too great and that the civilians needed to be transported to a secure facility.
No statements were taken at this time as the hostages were immediately transported to a secure facility.
All personnel were transported in hazmats suits to prevent further contamination. After conducting the autopsy on the suspect it was determined that the blood in the water pistol was he and that he was infected with the super flu.
No arrests were made at this time.