Streator man identified, arrested after allegedly charging at officer with knife

Illinois State Police headquarters in Springfield, Illinois.
Illinois State Police headquarters in Springfield, Illinois.(Mike Miletich)
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 12:33 PM CST
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STREATOR (25 News Now) - A Streator man was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault on a peace officer after Illinois State Police say he charged a Streator Police officer Monday.

Jacob Thompson, 31, was arrested after a Streator officer responded to a call of a man with a knife in Central Park near Wisconsin Avenue and Elm Street.

That officer encountered a man later identified as Thompson, when Thompson allegedly charged at the officer.

The officer discharged his weapon, hitting Thompson twice.

Thompson was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The officer was transported to an area hospital and released.

Thompson is currently in the LaSalle County Adult Detention Facility. His bond was set at $50,000.