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Man wielding a sword arrested Monday

A man threatening people with a sword was arrested Monday around 7:45 p.m. at the Crawford II apartment complex after he said he was trying to find a stolen item, Bloomington Police Department Capt. Steve Kellams said.

The police arrived at the apartments after receiving calls of a man threatening people with a weapon. Officers said they saw Christopher Moen, 24, brandishing a sword and told him to put it down, which he did before turning and running. 

Once caught, Moen used several fake names with officers, Kellams said, and was charged with resisting arrest and using false identification. He also had a warrant for his arrest in Lawrence County, Kellams said.

After being caught, Moen told police he had been in an argument with an unknown man about stolen property. Moen said the fight involved a kitchen knife and that he had a cut on his neck, but no injuries were visible. Kellams said the theft was never reported to the police.

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