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Bloomington man arrested for pressing Glock against another man’s head

A 22-year-old Bloomington man was arrested Friday night after he was alleged to have pointed a gun at the head of a man he knew.

Bloomington police went to apartments on North Walnut Street, where they received a report that Charutha Bandara had pointed the gun at the man.

The man who alleged he was threatened with the gun told police he came there with Bandara’s girlfriend to move her out of Bandara’s house. When he got there, he alleged Bandara came out of his apartment and pointed a Glock at him before pressing it to his head, leaving a scratch.

Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Shane Rasche said when police spoke to Bandara, he said he had argued with his girlfriend and the victim because he felt they were spending too much time together, but he didn’t have a firearm during that time.

He later told police they would find a gun under his bed and a large bag of marijuana under his table. Police received a search warrant and found the gun under his mattress.

Police also opened a large safe, which had multiple bags of marijuana, several boxes of marijuana vape pens and a large amount of money.

Bandara was arrested on the preliminary charges of pointing a firearm at another, intimidation, battery and dealing in marijuana.

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