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Man kicks window out of police car

A 24-year-old man was arrested after reportedly attempting to stab a 34-year-old man and kicking the window out of a police car Saturday.

The Bloomington Police Department responded to the 400 block of East Eighth Street at about 8:45 p.m. for the report of a man in a suit stumbling around an apartment building,  BPD Sgt. Lucas Tate said.

A 34-year-old man reported to police he was inside his apartment when he saw the man outside banging on doors and windows.

He then went outside to confront the man, identified as Christopher Polston.

Polston then reportedly pulled out a small fixed blade knife and tried to stab the victim, Tate said.  Polston cut the victim’s shirt, which caused a small abrasion.

Polston took off running and was located by IU Police Department officers. He was then brought back to the scene and identified by the victim, Tate said.

Once in a police car, Polston kicked out the right rear passenger window, shattering the glass. A struggle ensued between Polston and officers, and he reportedly tried to bite officers, Tate said.

Polston was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement, intimidation, battery with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief.

— Matt Stefanski 

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