Bomb squad called to suspicious package in parking lot

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Device believed to be explosive detonated
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PHOENIX - A central Phoenix intersection was briefly closed while detectives investigated what they thought was an explosive device.

Police tell 3TV a suspect walked into a credit union at 7th St. and Missouri at around 3 p.m. and handed a teller a note as well as a suspicious package and told her was an explosive device.

The note reportedly said that if she gave him cash the device would not go off. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank.

Police were called to the scene and removed the device to an alley next to the credit union and were able to detonate it using a robot. Authorities say the device was definitely not an explosive.

The suspect was described as a white male with shoulder-length curly black hair and was wearing a dark blue button-down shirt and tan pants. He left the scene and headed east on Missouri and remains at large.