Two were arrested after police responded to a fight at Seminary Park last Thursday, according to Bloomington Police Department Captain Ryan Pedigo.
Around 2:30 p.m. on May 12, 2022, a community resource specialist saw a man being assaulted and called dispatch to report the crime. Two men were involved in the altercation, but others stood around watching, and screaming.
A witness told responding officers a man who was assaulted had a 3-inch long, and half-inch wide cut on his face and the cheekbone could be seen through the wound. One man had battered the other man, then walked away.
Officers found a 56-year-old unhoused man who had a cut on their right cheek. According to the police report, the suspect had been going through the other man’s belongings and was to stop. The suspect walked a few steps, then picked up a blue folding chair, and struck the victim in the face.
The suspect was taken into custody on the charges of battery with serious bodily injury, a level 5 felony; and false informing, a class A misdemeanor.
The suspect was already out of jail on bond for another crime, but had failed to appear in court, and had an active warrant.
Another person in the park was also arrested after threatening a firefighter.