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Name of fake bomb threat suspect released

Richard Bancroft was arrested after a fake bomb threat was made at a Clare County bank (Photo courtesy of Clare County Sheriff).

CLARE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Police have released the name of the man accused of making a fake bomb threat at a Clare County credit union.

Richard Bancroft, 63 of Harrison, was charged with dangerous weapons, carry with unlawful intent, disturbing the peace and habitual offender third offense.

Around 2 p.m. Tuesday Clare County Sheriff's Deputies were called to Members First Credit Union in Hayes Township for a report of a man with a bomb in his backpack.

Deputies arrested Bancroft and searched his backpack.

The backpack didn't have a bomb inside and the Sheriff Explosive K-9 didn't find any explosives in the area, deputies said.

Bancroft told deputies he was joking and apologized.

His bond was set at 10 percent of $50,000 cash or surety.

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