3:50 P.M. UPDATE
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Police confirmed a bank robbery occurred at M&T Bank in Binghamton on Thursday.
Police say the suspect is not in custody yet and there were no reported injuries.
A Binghamton City School District spokesperson says two of its schools were placed on lockout while the incident was being investigated.
1:55 P.M. UPDATE:
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) —
A Binghamton City School District spokesperson tells 12 News that two of its schools were placed on lockout while police investigate an incident on Robinson Street.
The spokesperson said Calvin Coolidge Elementary School and East Middle School were placed on lockout, meaning that nobody was allowed in or out, for about 45 minutes on Thursday.
The move came at the direction of Binghamton Police Department, the spokesperson says, while police were pursuing a suspect in an armed robbery on Robinson Street.
Police have not confirmed if a heavy police presence just before noon at the M&T Bank on Robinson Street was indeed because of an attempted armed robbery.
The bank has been surrounded by police tape since before noon.
Parents were notified of the situation through an automated call, the spokesperson added, and also that the district was in close communication with Broome County Communications Center during the lockout.
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — There is a heavy police presence on Robinson Street in Binghamton.
Police have not confirmed any information as to what happened, but there is police tape set up around the M&T Bank, located at 149 Robinson Street.
We have a crew on the scene.
This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News as we learn more.