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BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington police officer was injured but two handguns were removed from the streets when two Central Illinois men were arrested early Friday in Bloomington.

The police officer, who was not publicly identified, was treated at a Bloomington-Normal hospital and released, Bloomington Police Lt. Tim Stanesa said Friday.

Bloomington police received a call about an armed person at 12:18 a.m. Friday in the 700 block of North Roosevelt Avenue, Stanesa told The Pantagraph.

Police responded, making a traffic stop of a vehicle leaving the area. After stopping the vehicle, police found two handguns.

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Both men were arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

During the arrest, one of the men resisted, injuring the police officer. The man who resisted arrest also was arrested for preliminary charges of resisting arrest and driving with a suspended driver's license.

The Pantagraph does not use the names of people who have been arrested until they are formally charged by the state's attorney's office.


Photos: 2018-19 McLean County jail mugshots

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Contact Paul Swiech at (309) 820-3275. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_swiech

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