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Police find ammunition, black mask and phony bomb inside Loveland man's car

Posted at 12:00 AM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 10:13:28-04

LOCKLAND, Ohio — Michael Gimlin spent hours Wednesday staring into the Williams Street US Bank from outside, according to police. A teller noticed it when she left for her lunch break.

He was still there when she came back, and as she watched him step out to stretch, she spotted a handgun at his waist.

She called 911.

Police found much more inside his vehicle when they arrived, according to a news release: Two loaded AR magazines, a black mask, and a device that resembled a pipe bomb. The surrounding area was briefly evacuated while a Cincinnati Fire Department bomb squad remotely detonated it.

Gimlin, a 43-year-old Loveland resident, was arrested and charged with carrying concealed weapons, inducing panic and hoax weapons of mass destruction.

A judge set Gimlin's bond at $100,000 Thursday. He was being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center.