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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Police used a flash-bang grenade in a Eugene parking lot to disorient a suspected gang leader they believe was about to commit a bank robbery.

The 34-year-old man, Beau Heleman Flynn, was wearing a bulletproof vest Thursday when he was arrested

Sgt. Scott McKee told The Register-Guard (http://is.gd/6KYKtO ) police moved in when they found him lingering near a bank and took extra precautions because of his record of gang-related violence.

Flynn had been released from prison in September after a three-year sentence for being a felon in possession of a gun and body armor. He was ordered to stay out of Lane County.

He's held in the Lane County Jail for parole violation and being a felon in possession of body armor.

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