Bank Bomb Threat Suspect Nabbed

Coventry police said a woman called two banks and left a note at another.

Coventry Police have arrested a suspect in a series of bomb threats at local banks.

Between Sept. 22 and Sept. 23, three reports of bombs were made at Coventry banks, police said.

Two were at the First Niagara Bank, at 3534 Main St. and the other was at First Niagara Bank at 1372 Main St., police said.

Twice, a woman called the banks and said a bomb might be inside, police said. The third complaint was a hand-written letter left in the night deposit box that threatened a bomb.

Police identified Nicolina McLean, 45, of Coventry, as the suspect.

A detective and FBI agents found her driving in Coventry, apprehended her and later arrested her.

McLean was charged with three counts of first-degree threatening and bond was set at $375,000. She is due in court on Sept. 27.

Police said similar bomb threats were also made in the towns of First Niagara Banks in Mansfield and Cromwell, as well as bomb threats in Manchester. State police released this surveillance video over the weekend. Those incidents are still under investigation.

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