(BRISTOL, Conn.) -- For someone who had just learned one of his co-workers had a bomb strapped to his chest, the president and chief executive officer of Achieve Financial Credit Union sounded remarkably calm and matter-of-fact.
He called 911 and reported “one of our VPs…is the victim of a home invasion overnight. He states that he’s strapped to a bomb. He’s sitting in his car in the garage.”
An audio recording of the Feb. 23 call was released Friday by police in Bristol, Connecticut. The victim, Matthew Yussman, lived in Bristol with his mother.
“The perpetrators also put a bomb under his mother’s bed,” the caller told authorities. “He’s instructing me to vacate our New Britain branch because they’re going to come and rob it.”
Credit union vice president Matthew Yussman drove to the bank where police found him shivering in his car wearing a vest that appeared to be a bomb.
Sources briefed on the case told ABC News the device was not real but, at the time, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart called the episode “scary.”
Court records also released on Friday gave a more complete picture of the incident.
Matthew Yussman's mother told police that she found her son "lying face down on the garage floor with his hands zip-tied behind his back." She also saw two men, dressed in green army-style jackets, black cargo-style pants and ski masks and goggles, armed with guns. Those men allegedly forced her to the ground and tied her to her bed with duct tape.
She also told police that the men asked Matthew Yussman how much money they could get from the credit union, before threatening to tape something to his body.
Police said at the time they were looking for two men “dressed in dark clothing wearing ski-masks and ski goggles” driving an older model white four door Mazda.
There have been no arrests.
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