UPDATE: Police reopen east Bloomington area after addressing ‘mental health crisis situation’ – Bloomington Pantagraph

Posted: June 22, 2020 at 3:47 pm

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11:45 a.m.Bloomington police have reopened an area on the city's east side after responding to what was described as a "mental health crisis situation."

In a social media post, the department had asked resident to avoid the area between East Jefferson Street to Locust Street and Towanda Avenue to the Colton Avenue/Davis Avenue area.

In an updated statement, the department said:

"BPD officers and members from BPD's Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU) were able to negotiate and safely secure the individual without incident. Since this is a mental health crisis situation, we will not report any additional information."

10:45 a.m.Police in Bloomington are asking residents to avoid the area between East Jefferson Street to Locust Street and Towanda Avenue to the Colton Avenue/Davis Avenue area.

This image was posted by the Bloomington Police Department on Facebook.

"Officers are blocking off the area as a precaution while they are responding to a situation involving a person going through a mental health crisis," the department said in a statement on social media about 10:45 a.m. Monday.

No other details were available.

This is a developing story and will be updated if more information becomes available.

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