Police have identified the suspect as Eric Marshall Haley, 33, of Little Rock.
Haley is charged with robbery and theft of property.
According to the police report, Haley gave the teller a note stating it was a robbery and asked for $800.
Update (11:10 a.m.):
Little Rock Police say the suspect in this morning's bank robbery of the Metropolitan Bank branch at 425 W. Capitol in downtown, is in custody.
The man was arrested on College Street before 11 o'clock, after police followed up on a tip.
His name has not yet been released
Update (10:15 a.m.):
Police have released photos of the robbery suspect.
Police describe the case as a forgery-turned-robbery.
Bank employees described the suspect as a black man wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and silver-framed glasses.
They told officers he first tried to cash a check on what is believed to be his own closed account.
When he could not cash the check, the man then demanded money. Police say he told a teller he had both a gun and a bomb, but no weapon was seen.
After getting some cash, the man ran from the bank.
Police say it is unknown if a vehicle was used to help him get away.a
Officers went to the address listed on the man's closed bank account but did not find him there and are still searching for him.
During the robbery there were four to seven customers inside the bank and four to five employees. No one was injured during this incident.
Original story (9:00 a.m.):
The Metropolitan Bank branch in downtown Little Rock has just been robbed.
It happened shortly before nine o'clock this morning at 425 West Capitol.
The suspect is a man that police say told bank workers he had an "explosive device."
More details to come.