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Peoria bank robber who advanced at officers with knife arrested

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Posted at 7:45 AM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 10:47:55-04

Peoria police say a 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery from Monday afternoon. 

Daniel Alvarez Shepard Jr. faces multiple charges from the crime. 

Just after 1 p.m. police received a 9-1-1 call from an employee at the Chase Bank near 99th and Peoria avenues reporting that a robbery was in progress. 

Police say Shepard did not display a weapon but passed a note to the bank employee before leaving the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

No customers were at the bank during the time of the robbery, according to police. 

Officers set a perimeter and then located Shepard in Sun City, a few blocks away from the bank. 

Police say when Shepard was confronted by officers, he came at officers with a knife and then held it to his own neck. 

Officers then used a stun bag shotgun and a taser to take Shepard into custody. He was treated on scene for a laceration to his elbow. 

Shepard faces charges of aggravated assault and armed robbery. 

Peoria police are working with the FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force to investigate the crime.