Thursday, December 21, 2017

NPD Arrest Man Armed with Gun and Hammer

Normal Police Department were called Thursday morning to the 1700 block of Fredrick Lane for a report of a man armed with a gun and a hammer.  With assistance from the Illinois State Police, officers located a victim and a suspect, Walter I. Sweeney in the 1500 block of North Main Street.  A handgun and ammunition were also located in the area.  Preliminary investigation revealed that Sweeney confronted the victim and displayed a handgun.  During the confrontation Sweeney allegedly pointed the handgun at the victim and the occupied vehicle.  Witness accounts also allege that Sweeney pulled the trigger on the handgun, but it failed to discharge.  No injuries have been reported and no shots were fired.  Sweeney was arrested and is being held pending review by the McLean County States Attorney on charges of Attempt Aggravated Discharge of Firearm/Occupied Vehicle and Aggravated Battery/Public Place. No bond has been set as of this release.

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