- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - A person wearing a disguise robbed a downtown Yankton bank and left behind a suspicious package that prompted authorities to call out a Sioux Falls bomb squad.

Authorities say a person wearing the disguise of an elderly man entered the Wells Fargo bank shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday and demanded cash. The person fled with an unknown amount of money.

Police Chief Brian Paulsen says the person did not use a weapon, and he does not believe the public is in danger.

The Daily Press & Dakotan reports that authorities later determined the package left behind was not dangerous. Some people in homes and businesses in the area were evacuated for a time while the bomb squad dealt with the threat.

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