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Omaha man indicted in federal court for alleged attempted robbery

A 41-year-old Omaha man is facing a two-count federal indictment in connection to an alleged attempted bank robbery.
Jason Felder
Jason Felder
Courtesy: Omaha Police Department

OMAHA, Neb. -- A 41-year-old Omaha man is facing a two-count federal indictment in connection to an alleged attempted bank robbery.

Jason Felder faces 20-45 total years in prison for charges of attempted bank robbery and possession of a stolen firearm for an alleged incident on August 10. He also faces up to $500,000 in fines.

U.S. Attorney Steven Russell unsealed Felder's federal indictment on Thursday.

According to Omaha Police, a man walked into a First National Bank of Omaha branch at 50th Street and Ames Avenue on Aug. 10 with a note indicating that there was a bomb in the building.

An off-duty police officer from Wahoo who was working at the bank reportedly approached the man, with the pair allegedly engaging in a physical altercation outside the bank. Omaha Police alleged that Felder took the officer's gun and fired one shot.

Felder eventually fled into the woods, officers said, and he was found by a K-9 officer.