GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Wednesday June 29, 2016 – A man is in police custody after he walked into the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry, declared he was a member of terrorist group ISIS and threatened to blow up the bank if he did not get GUY$10 million (US$48,995).
The incident occurred after 9:30 a.m. yesterday.
Kaieteur News quoted a police source as saying that the man went to a female supervisor and handed her note which stated: “ISIS: There is a bomb in this bag. Give us $10M or we will blow up this bank.”
The employee then shouted for security and guards in the bank apprehended the man.
When his bag was searched, only a knife and pieces of paper were found.
The man, who is believed to be mentally unstable, was handed over to police.
No one was hurt in the incident.