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Man Arrested After Threatening Two with Handgun

Post Date:10/11/2017 12:47 PM

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, at approximately 1:19 a.m., Bloomington Police responded to the area of Main and Mulberry for a report of an Armed Subject.

It was reported a black male, with a bald head and beard, displayed a handgun at the victims. The suspect then fled east on foot.

Upon arrival in the immediate area, officers observed a subject matching the provided description. The suspect ran from officers and after a foot pursuit, he was apprehended. A handgun was located by BPD K-9 Rosco near where the suspect has been seen earlier.

Joseph T. Thornton, age 46, of Bloomington was arrested for Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon/Parole and Multiple Counts of Aggravated Assault/Use of a Deadly Weapon.

Thornton was transported to the McLean County Jail.

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