Bank robber wore baby food jars filled with gasoline, police say

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PITTSBURGH —

Police quickly arrested a bank robbery suspect Wednesday afternoon as the man tried to flee.

Authorities said the First Niagara Bank on Perrysville Avenue was robbed just after noon of close to $5,000.

Dispatchers from 911 said the suspect, Nathaniel Washington, was pulled over by police a short time later on Ivory Avenue near Interstate 279.

A Channel 11 News team was there as police took Washington into police custody. Authorities said he was wearing baby food jars filled with gasoline at the time of the robbery.