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City Hall reports unknown caller saying he may bring firearm to farmers' market for protection

Police were notified Wednesday after a call was made to City Hall by an unknown man requesting the city not reopen the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market due to a concern over the presence of firearms.

Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo said a city employee called the police around 3:05 p.m. Wednesday because an upset caller made reference to himself and "others on the left" also bringing firearms to the market. 

The employee told police the man was upset about people allowed to bring guns to the market.

According to a Tuesday press release, the city will increase police and public safety officer presence and provide monitoring cameras upon the reopening of the market.

The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market Standards of Behavior do not mention the presence of firearms at the market. Since the market takes place on public property, those licensed to carry a handgun can do so on public property in Indiana.

Pedigo said the caller did not commit a crime. The investigation is inactive.

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