2 Detained After Possible Bomb Threat on Miami Beach Connected to Bank Robbery: Police | NBC 6 South Florida

2 Detained After Possible Bomb Threat on Miami Beach Connected to Bank Robbery: Police

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    NBC 6's Stephanie Bertini reports on the two people arrested after allegedly robbing a bank and making a bomb threat on Miami Beach. (Published Monday, Jan. 9, 2017)

    Two people were detained while Miami Beach Police investigated a possible bomb threat Monday night, officials said. The FBI, ATF and Miami Police Bomb Squad are also on scene.

    The incident was reported at 9th Street and Ocean Drive. Officials say the two people in custody were connected to a bank robbery that occurred in Brickell. 

    Several hours later, Miami Beach Police said the vehicle involved in the investigation was deemed safe. 

    Ocean Drive between 8th and 10th streets was closed as a result of the invesigation. The road has since reopened.

    A witness told NBC 6 the two people who were detained were handing out cash on Miami Beach. Police have not confirmed if the money being handed out was cash stolen during the bank robbery. 

    Photos taken by a witness show people crowding around a man who appeared to be handing out money.

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