Bank of America in Banner Elk Closes Briefly Because of Suspicious Package, SBI Called In

Published Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10:44 am

By Jesse Wood

On Thursday afternoon, the Banner Elk Police Department closed the Bank of America branch on Main Street because of a suspicious package that was located in the bank.

Police Chief Kevin Hodges said that as a precautionary measure the State Bureau of Investigation was called to examine the package, which was found “inert or not dangerous.”

“We closed the bank around 2:30 p.m. and it was closed approximately for one hour,” Hodges said.

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