HSBC Bank Malta has confirmed that employees and customers are safe and unharmed and no one was injured following an attempted hold-up at the HSBC branch in Zejtun.
The attempted hold-up of an HSBC branch by a hooded man with a firearm was reported at around 11.15am, the police said.
The man fled the scene empty-handed, after bank workers blocked the entrance. A spokesman for HSBC Malta confirmed that a person of interest is currently in police custody as the investigation is underway.
HSBC Malta thanked the police for a swift and effective response, and confirmed that the Zejtun branch will reopen tomorrow as per normal hours.