Bank robbery suspect kills self

Wrecked car believed involved in a bank robbery in Southington, Sept. 2, 2014. (WTNH / Tim Clune)

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A suspect in a bank robbery apparently killed himself Tuesday after trying to elude police.

Schools in the area were briefly locked down during the police chase.

It all started when at least one person tried to rob the TD Bank branch at 921 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. There was a chase, but the suspect’s car crashed.

Then according to police the suspect 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 the suspect took his life.

His name hasn’t been released.

The lock downs 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.

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