Bloomington police find suspect in sewer near Indiana University

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A man believed to be armed with a rifle was taken into custody Tuesday in Bloomington, Indiana, after police spent hours searching for him in the sewer system beneath the college town.

Bloomington Police Department began searching for the suspect in the sewers around 12:30 a.m. EDT, Bloomington Police Department Captain Ryan Pedigo said. Authorities said the suspect, who was not identified, was wanted with warrants. He was taken to a local hospital after being pulled from a cistern by police, officials said around 5:30 p.m.

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Authorities have not said whether a firearm was found or how the man was injured.

Indiana University issued an alert Tuesday afternoon, saying that a person had entered a storm drain near downtown. The warning said campus police were monitoring a sewer outlet on campus ‘Dunn Meadow near Franklin Hall, where residents took shelter in place.

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