Alleged Gun Incident Outside Jail Leads to Arrest Saturday Night in Bloomington, Indiana

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The Bloomington Police Department investigates after a person allegedly pointed a gun at another person near Monroe County Jail sally port on June 29, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

The Bloomington Police Department investigates after a person allegedly pointed a gun at another person near Monroe County Jail sally port on June 29, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

The Bloomington Police Department investigates after a person allegedly pointed a gun at another person near Monroe County Jail sally port on June 29, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

The Bloomington Police Department investigates after a person allegedly pointed a gun at another person near Monroe County Jail sally port on June 29, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

The Bloomington Police Department investigates after a person allegedly pointed a gun at another person near Monroe County Jail sally port on June 29, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

The Bloomington Police Department investigates after a person allegedly pointed a gun at another person near Monroe County Jail sally port on June 29, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Staff report

Bloomington, IN — June 29, 2024

A shirtless man allegedly pointed a gun at another individual outside the Monroe County Jail’s sally port at approximately 9:29 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. 2024. Jail staff, who witnessed the altercation via surveillance cameras, quickly alerted authorities, according to police radio dispatches.

The Bloomington Police Department responded promptly, pursuing the suspect who fled the scene and ran into a nearby parking garage north of 8th Street. Officers took the suspect into custody a few minutes later.

According to witnesses and video footage, the suspect, described as wearing blue pants with no shirt and a holster inside his waistband, was seen brandishing the weapon during the confrontation. Police are currently searching for the firearm and are seeking additional surveillance footage from the area to aid in their investigation.

Authorities have yet to release the identity of the suspect. The investigation remains ongoing.

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