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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

After Holding Hostages Bloomington Man Kills himself

BLOOMINGTON - MARCH 11, 2023 - A Bloomington man who was intoxicated held hostages at gun point Friday evening.


Bloomington Police Officers received a 911 call at 5:10 pm from a juvenile reporting that an armed man was inside the residence in the 3300 block of North Kingsley Drive, threatening to kill people.


The juvenile and a sibling were able to escape the home and notify police of the situation.


Crisis negotiators responded to the scene to try and de-escalate the situation, where they spoke with the 46-year-old man on Facetime for approximately 40 minutes.


The threatened to kill himself and police multiple times.


At 6:31 pm the man committed suicide in the kitchen


No other persons were injured, and the remaining hostages were able to flee. The investigation of the incident is ongoing, and information will be added as it becomes available.


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