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BREAKING: Normal PD Has Taken A Man Into Custody

Written by on February 21, 2022

Photo Courtesy from Normal Police Department

NORMAL, Ill.–Police blocked off Veteran’s Parkway and College Avenue earlier this evening.

Around 4:20 pm Normal PD and other LE Agencies dealt with an Armed Subject in the area of Veteran’s Parkway and College Avenue. The public was asked to stay away from the area as this was a critical situation.

Normal Police Department responded to the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Parkway Plaza for a report of a disorderly individual, yelling and throwing items at vehicles. Upon arrival officers located a 38 year old male who indicated that he had a gun and would shoot officers.

Officers closed Veterans Parkway to vehicle traffic, established a perimeter for safety and began intervention/de-escalation with the individual. Members of the Illinois State Police, Illinois State University Police and the McLean County Sheriff’s Office also assisted through mutual aid.

At approximately 5:08 p.m. the individual was taken into protective custody without injury to himself or officers and transported to an area hospital for medical evaluation. It was determined that the weapon the individual had was a replica handgun. Veterans Parkway was reopened to vehicle traffic a short time later.

Veteran’s Parkway is now open.