Police: No bomb found inside bank in High Point after report of ‘suspicious package’

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police investigating a “suspicious package” said no bomb was found inside the Bank of North Carolina in High Point on Monday afternoon.

The package was found inside the bank at 2630 Eastchester Drive around 10:45 a.m., according to Capt. Mike Kirk.

Employees called police upon seeing the package was wrapped in tape, which is “not the norm” for items in safety deposit boxes, according to Captain Gordon Stallings of the High Point Police Department.

“Anytime you see something that causes the hair to stand up on the back of your head or just feel not right you’re always wise to go ahead and contact somebody, be patient and not jump to any conclusions,” said Stallings.

Both High Point Police and the Greensboro Police Bomb Squad responded to the scene.

Both High Point Police and the Greensboro Police Bomb Squad responded to the scene. That activity reduced W. Wendover Avenue to one lane for several hours but the road is once again fully open.


  • Patrice Collins

    You might want to put it in an envelope or manilla folder like normal people do instead of wrapping it in duct tape. Chances are good they dont assume all packages are bombs. Only the ones dumb a** people wrap in duct tape

  • SDB Guy

    No, they only open it if you are delinquent in rent and you have not responded to mailed notices. Then they need to drill it with a non-bank notary present to inventory the contents.

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