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Bloomington police arrest man for hit and run after motorcycle rides through crowd Sunday evening

Blanchard Arrest

BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) -- A Bloomington man has been arrested he allegedly rode his motorcycle through a crowd of protesters following a rally in downtown Sunday.

Two individuals were injured in the incident, according to the Bloomington Police Department.

Marshall R. Blanchard, 21, was arrested for reckless conduct, failure to obey police officer and a felony for leaving the scene of an accident with injury.

Officers were called to the scene at Front and Madison streets at about 7 p.m. for a hit and run incident that left a 22-year-old female victim with injuries to her torso and legs. The female victim was transported to BroMenn's Emergency Department for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

A 28-year-old victim was also injured in the incident, with an arm injury. The male victim went to the emergency room at St. Joseph's.

Officers located and arrested Blanchard at about 10 p.m. Sunday. The motorcycle used was also towed.

Blanchard is currently being held at the McLean County Jail. No bond information was available.

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