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Suspect reportedly uses unknown item to intimidate construction foreman

A 27-year-old man was arrested for intimidation after allegedly threatening a 53-year-old construction site foreman.

Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo said the foreman was working on a construction site around 8 a.m. Wednesday near 17th Street when a group of people began walking through the site. The foreman told them they were not allowed to be at the site, and 27-year-old Kavon Blair began fighting with him. 

The foreman told police Blair threatened him and attempted to incite a physical altercation. Blair reached into his backpack and produced an unknown dark item that he held to his side. 

Pedigo said the foreman then began to back away from Blair and the group. The victim took a photo of them before they left the area and called the police. 

Upon officers arrival, the foreman told them about the incident and showed them the photo of Blair. 

The police found the group walking near 17th and Monroe streets. Officers spoke to Blair and searched his backpack, where they found a steel file, aluminum flashlight and a small pry bar. Pedigo said police believe Blair threatened the victim with one of those items. 

Blair was arrested on charges of intimidation.

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