The following information is from Corporal Paul Mouton with Lafayette Police.

 
According to a law enforcement source, the Regions Bank on Johnston Street near the Mall of Acadiana was robbed earlier today with the suspect saying there was a device in the bag he left behind. Corporal Mouton with Lafayette Police says the suspect is a white male, 5'5" with a medium build, in his 50's or 60's and was wearing a black cap. He says State Police are assisting them in their search for the robber, and the Hazmat crew are on the scene examining the package as well.
The northbound lane of Johnston Street has been closed near the scene between Duhon Road and Ambassador Caffery. The bank has been evacuated along with a few adjacent businesses while police investigate.