Witness: 2 accused bank robbers hand out cash on Miami Beach

Posted at 9:41 PM, Jan 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-10 05:56:20-05

Two people were detained while Miami Beach police investigated a possible bomb threat Monday night, officials said.

A witness told NBC 6 the two people who were detained were handing out cash on Miami Beach.

The FBI, ATF and Miami Police Bomb Squad were at the scene.

The incident was reported at 9th Street and Ocean Drive. Officials say the two people in custody were connected to a bank robbery that occurred in Brickell.

Several hours later, Miami Beach police said the vehicle involved in the investigation was deemed safe.

Ocean Drive between 8th and 10th streets was closed as a result of the investigation. The road has since reopened.

Police have not confirmed if the money being handed out was cash stolen during the bank robbery.

Photos taken by a witness show people crowding around a man who appeared to be handing out money.

Courtesy of our news partner at NBC Miami