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Suspect arrested after bank robbery in Duluth

A 51-year-old Duluth man is in custody after allegedly holding a knife to a bank teller’s throat and getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash from a bank in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on Friday.

Officers were called to the US Bank branch at 2000 W. Superior St. at 9:41 a.m., according to the Duluth Police Department. Initial investigation revealed that a man had entered the bank and brandished a knife. He was given some cash and fled on foot.

About 40 minutes later, officers arrested a male suspect a few blocks away, near 23rd Avenue West.

The man was booked into the St. Louis County Jail on a preliminary charge of armed robbery. The News Tribune generally does not identify suspects until they are formally charged.

The same bank branch was robbed on Dec. 31, when a man got away with $2,000 after passing a teller a note and claiming to have a gun. The suspect in that robbery was arrested about three weeks later in Arkansas and faces federal charges in the case.

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