3 Oklahomans help stop armed bank robbery, police say

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David Hammer, Oklahoma County Jail

OKLAHOMA CITY – Three Oklahomans are credited with helping stop an armed bank robbery from taking place early this morning.

On March 7, police say David Hammer, 68, walked into a bank in the 2600 block of N. Meridian carrying a plastic trash bag.

Hammer allegedly pulled out a large butcher knife and confronted a female bank employee.

Police say the man made a stabbing motion toward the employee, making contact but not cutting the woman.

That is when three customers disarmed the suspect and held him on the ground until officers arrived.

Hammer was arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.

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