Police: Man shot by officer at bank demanded $500,000 withdrawal

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A man shot and wounded by a police officer at a Spring Grove bank on Wednesday had tried to withdraw a large sum of money without an account at the bank or a proper ID, investigators said.

State police have charged 33-year-old Ryan S. Smith, of Spring Grove, with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct.

He remained in a hospital on Friday.

In a news release, state police said Smith demanded a withdrawal of $500,000 from the Santander Bank on West Hanover Street. Southwestern Regional police officers were called when he became disorderly and threatened bank employees.

The officers tried to peacefully escort Smith from the bank, but Smith refused to leave and resisted arrest until after a Taser was used several times.

An officer discharged his firearm during an incident outside the bank. The news release says further details regarding the shooting will not be released until the investigation by state police and the York County district attorney’s office is complete.

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