Thea Digiammerino

Man Threatened to Blow Up Bank Over Uncleared Checks: Branford Police

A Wallingford man is accused of threatening to blow up a Branford bank when his checks didn’t clear.

Branford police arrested 72-year-old David Poulton Thursday. Police said Poulton threatened to blow up a TD Bank at 1003 West Main St. while speaking with corporate customer service after his checks did not clear.

Local police were notified around 9:08 a.m. and bank employees evacuated the building while police responded. Officers located and arrested Poulton in his vehicle while he was on his way to the bank. Officers did not find any weapons or explosive devices and no one was hurt, police said.

Poulton was charged with first-degree threatening, second-degree breach of peace and second-degree reckless endangerment. He was held on a $10,000 bond.

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