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Homeless Man Arrested After Threatening To Bomb Bloomington Business
Updated January 15, 2016 8:02 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - A homeless man was arrested in Bloomington after he allegedly threatened to bomb a downtown business Wednesday afternoon.

The man then left the business in the 400 block of East Kirkwood Avenue and then returned about 90 minutes later. At that time the employees locked the front door and went to a back office for safety and called police.

When Bloomington police arrived just after 6 p.m. the man had left.

The employees were able to describe the man.

Police found 50-year-old James Starr, who did not have a bomb or any weapons. When asked if he had threatened to bomb the business, Starr said he didn't remember be at the business and if he was it was to see if he could shovel their sidewalk for cash.

Starr was arrested just after 7 p.m. on a felony charge of intimidation and taken to the Monroe County Jail.

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