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Customers tackle would-be bank robber to ground

Posted at 6:35 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 21:56:56-04

Las Vegas police arrested a man they say tried to rob a bank near Nellis Boulevard and Bonanza Road when a group of customers stopped him.

It happened around 10:45 this morning at a Wells Fargo full of customers.

Police say a man went inside armed with gun and passed a note to a teller demanding money. Witnesses say he also told people not to move.

One witness tells 13 Action News that's when another customer with a concealed gun pointed it at the man while 2 other men tackled him to the ground, holding him down until police arrived.

Police are praising the actions of those customers, saying they put themselves in a dangerous situation to keep others safe.

Customers inside are all OK and are thanking the three quick-thinking heroes.

The suspect was taken into custody.  Police and the FBI are investigating the case.