Bloomington Police Department
A man is now in custody after an eight-hour long standoff with police in Bloomington. According to the Bloomington Police Department, around 3 p.m. Wednesday officers were called to the 11100 block of Xavier Road. Police said they were responding to threats made by 60-year-old Mark Norling.
A Bloomington hotel had to be evacuated after part of the building’s siding came crashing down early Monday morning.
Security officials at Mall of America say they heard the chilling video from terrorist group al-Shabaab, and they take it seriously. With 150 people on staff just for security, they say this place is safe — they amped up security heavily after 9/11.
The Bloomington Police Department has released the identities of the police officers involved in fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man. On Jan. 15, Bloomington police were called to the 9900 block of Briar Road just after 11 p.m. on a report of a suicidal person. When officers arrived, they accounted an armed, white male outside the residence.
In the season where hundreds of homes are decorated with holiday displays, there’s one residence in Bloomington that always draws a crowd. An oak tree in Bob Little’s yard shines bright every year, attracting spectators from all over. In the light of day, an old oak tree may not inspire the holiday spirit. “There isn’t Santa Clauses moving, and things spinning, and red this and green that,” Little said.
A south metro school went into lockdown briefly Wednesday morning, police say, after someone walked into the nearby woods and fired a shotgun into the ground. The Bloomington Police Department said an adult male who lives in the area of the school had taken his grandfather’s shotgun and fired it behind Life Academy, on 2201 West 108th Street.
A 73-year-old man with Alzheimer’s went missing when he left his home in Bloomington. Now, police are seeking assistance in locating him.
Bloomington Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects they believe have been responsible for arson fires during the summer and over the past month.
A 66-year-old Minneapolis man was killed Tuesday when his motorcycle was rear-ended on I-35W in Bloomington and hit another car, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Terminal 2 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was evacuated for about two hours Sunday and one woman was being questioned by police after authorities found a device that appeared suspicious.
Bloomington police arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly throwing a metal vise through an Iraq War veteran’s windshield and breaking his jaw.
Bloomington Police arrested a 43-year-old man Saturday afternoon after he allegedly stole a car, broke into three houses and threatened multiple people, saying he had a gun, authorities said.
The Bloomington Police Department held a special ceremony for those who went above and beyond to protect their neighbors.