CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - Investigators have charged a man in connection with an attempted robbery and bomb threat at a Chesapeake post office Tuesday morning.
Kelly O'Sullivan with the Chesapeake Police Department told WAVY.com the incident occurred in the 1400 block of North Battlefield Boulevard around 10 a.m.
A male suspect approached a clerk, implied he had a handgun and demanded money. When workers were not able to get to the money, the suspect left a package behind and said it was a bomb, O'Sullivan added.
The suspect was arrested just before noon near the Apple Learning Center nearby, at Sam's Circle and Coastal Way.
Charles Goodman, 53, of Mt. Pleasant Road in Chesapeake, was charged with attempted robbery, making a bomb threat and making a hoax explosive device. He is being held in the Chesapeake City Jail without bond.
The package was detonated and it is not known at this time what was inside, but officials say it was not a bomb.
The Chesapeake Fire Marshal's Office and the United States Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation, according to O'Sullivan.
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