Updated @ 11 a.m.
After telling WIBW News Now on Wednesday morning that a man who walked into a downtown Topeka bank with a sword was not attempting to commit a robbery, police now say the suspect has been charged in connection with the incident.
Lt. Colleen Stuart says officers were called around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to the Bank of America at 700 SW Topeka Blvd., after the suspect entered the bank carrying the weapon.
The suspect did not remove the sword from its scabbard and handed it over to a bank security guard.
Stuart says the man did “mention wanting money” before he was taken into custody.
The suspect was identified Wednesday as 23-year-old David Jesus Retana-Garcia.
After being questioned by investigators, Retana-Garcia was booked into the Shawnee County Jail for attempted robbery.
Arrest records show Retana-Garcia is being held without bond.