Drivers in the 6000 block on Roswell Road between 12:30 and 1 p.m. on Feb. 14, might have wondered what was going on at the Bank of America branch there.

Both Sandy Springs Police Department and Georgia State Patrol cars responded to an alarm at the bank that was caused by someone mistakenly removing a dye pack from under a counter. It set off an alarm and almost a dozen police officers responded.

Sandy Springs Police Chief Terry Sult, who was on the scene commented, “It was much ado about nothing.”

But police took some time to clear patrons from the bank and make sure all was clear inside before clearing the area.

John Schaffner

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.