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Man tries to rob bank, is tackled by customer

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Des Moines police say a man who apparently tried to rob a bank was tackled by a customer and taken to a hospital.
  
The Des Moines Register reports the man entered a U.S. Bank in east Des Moines about noon Friday. He was armed with what looked like a handgun, though it may have been a BB gun or fake weapon.
  
Police Sgt. Jason Halifax says a bank customer tackled the man and held him in a chokehold until an officer arrived.
  
The 48-year-old man was unconscious when medics arrived. They took him to a hospital.
  
Halifax says the man will be arrested but the charge could vary depending on if he was holding an actual weapon.

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