The Bloomingtonian

False report leads to law enforcement response Tuesday

June 1, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Members of the Bloomington Police Department head back to their vehicles. Members of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Bloomington Police Department responded to the 900 block of S. Adams after an unfounded report by a woman experiencing a mental health crisis. The woman had reported being held hostage at gunpoint, but was suffering from a mental health issue, and was not being held hostage. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and members of the Bloomington Police responded to an apartment in the 900 block of S. Adams St., Tuesday night, after a woman having a mental health crisis falsely reported being held hostage at gunpoint.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office afternoons Sgt. Chris Elliott said the report was unfounded.

However, a Signal 100 was called as law enforcement from across the city arrived to assist. A Signal 100 means all radio traffic, except emergency traffic, is held.

Police officers and members of the Bloomington Police Department began to put their rifles back into their vehicles after about 45 minutes when the incident was resolved.

June 1, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: A member of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office puts a rifle back in a vehicle. Members of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Bloomington Police Department responded to the 900 block of S. Adams after an unfounded report by a woman experiencing a mental health crisis. The woman had reported being held hostage at gunpoint but was suffering from a mental health issue. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
June 1, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Members of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Bloomington Police Department responded to the 900 block of S. Adams after an unfounded report by a woman experiencing a mental health crisis. The woman had reported being held hostage at gunpoint but was suffering from a mental health issue. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Rate this post

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 4.4 / 5. Vote count: 11

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Liked it? Take a second to support The Bloomingtonian on Patreon!