- Associated Press - Friday, July 7, 2017

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Several heavily armed police officers converged on a bank northwest of Atlanta on Friday after reports of man claiming to have a bomb with possible hostages inside.

Police said the man inside the Wells Fargo bank branch near Marietta has made threats and is still inside the bank with an unknown number of employees.

Cobb County police Officer Alicia Chilton said in a statement to The Associated Press late Friday morning that no one inside the bank has been harmed.

Chilton said police are limiting the amount of information shared because the suspect might be monitoring news coverage and social media.

WSB-TV in Atlanta reported that its newsroom received a call Friday morning from the man who said he was inside and talked for more than 30 minutes.

Cobb County Police Chief Mike Register told the news station that officers are in contact with the man.

The bank is located near Interstate 75.

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