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Armored truck deployed for first time

Lenco Beartcat

For the first time since its unveiling July 10, the Bloomington Police Department's armored truck, a Lenco BearCat, was deployed July 23.

According to an Indiana Public Media article, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department said the truck was deployed during a welfare check call that ended in a suicide. The Critical Incident Response Team received a call for assistance from the sheriff's department after what sounded like a gunshot was heard from inside a home on South Smith Road, per the article.

Only Bloomington's Critical Incident Response Team has access to the armored truck.

The truck was used primarily to ensure the safety of a negotiator, who was trying to communicate with an armed man, according to the sheriff's department.

Police said the man died from suicide, according to the article.

Cameron Drummond

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