A 48-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for causing a bomb scare at a downtown bank last July.

Nicholas Glenn Dotson was sentenced Tuesday to serve 30 months in prison and ordered to undergo mental health and drug treatment.

In January, Dotson pleaded guilty to making a bomb threat. He admitted to walking into the Wells Fargo building on 299 S. Main on July 17, 2007, and asking to speak to the manager.

Dotson said he told the manager he was interested in opening an account and was led into the manager's office where he told the manager he had 5 pounds of explosives in his backpack and to call 911. He ordered the manager to clear the building.

Eventually Dotson surrendered to police, and a bomb squad detonated his backpack, only to find out his threats were a hoax. The incident led to the evacuation of the building as well as interruption of TRAX service downtown.