AUGUST 8, 2005 - Posted at 4:07 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro-based banking company closed all of its branches today, after a mid-morning bomb scare.
The scary moments happened for employees of First Community Bank's main Jonesboro facility on Highland Drive.
The bank received a bomb threat shortly before 9 a.m., according to a company official. Bank executives immediately called authorities, and, under their advisement, closed the bank and all of its northeast Arkansas branches at 1 p.m.
Customer Lynn Bayless of Jonesboro says he found out about the bank's closing by reading a message posted to the bank's door.
"I read the note, and it said a bomb threat and that seems rather surprising for someone in Jonesboro to get a bomb threat," said Bayless.
"Well, I saw the note and didn't really know what to think right then, but it really doesn't surprise me because of the way things are anymore," said customer Douglas Coleman.