SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A suspect in a bank robbery apparently killed himself Tuesday after trying to elude police.
The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Brian Jacobs. Schools in the area were briefly locked down during the police chase.
It all started when Jacobs tried to rob the TD Bank branch at 921 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. There was a chase, but the Jacob’s car crashed.
Then according to police, Jacobs ran into a neighborhood, where he broke into someone’s home. The homeowner’s weren’t there at the time. Police tell us while inside of the house Jacobs took his life by slitting his throat.
The lockdowns at strong Elementary School and JFK Middle School were lifted at 10:15 “after it was determined that there was no threat to the schools or the community,” police said.