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Police officer injured while arresting armed man early Tuesday

A member of the Bloomington Police Department arrested an armed man early Tuesday morning. The officer was injured while making the arrest. The man had active warrants.

Bloomington Police, IU Police, and members of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office created a perimeter near the area of the Ind. 45/46 bypass and North Walnut after 1:15 a.m. Tuesday morning while looking for a man with several warrants.

The man had been trying to get into a hotel room at the Days Inn when the police were called. Police were informed that the man may be in possession of a handgun. Police found blue body armor outside the room.  

When police arrived a hotel worker at Days Inn reported seeing the man running, so police set up a perimeter, and another hotel worker at the Hampton Inn also reported seeing a man running past.

A police officer noticed a man matching the description but who had removed a hat, and red jersey walking in the 1700 block of North Walnut, who then took off running over a bridge. An officer tackled the man, placed him in handcuffs, and took him into custody. But, in the process, the officer was injured. The man arrested also complained of pain in the shoulder.

Police found a Walther .380 handgun on the man, a bag in his pocket containing a substance believed to be meth, and a broken glass pipe.

The man is facing charges of resisting law enforcement, level 6 felony; possession of a controlled substance/meth, level 6 felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, A misdemeanor; possession of a handgun license required, A misdemeanor.

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