Po­lice storm ho­tel room, end stand­off

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

MIN­NEAPO­LIS — A SWAT team stormed a ho­tel room on the Univer­sity of Min­nesota cam­pus to end a 38-hour stand­off Tues­day af­ter a man who claimed to be armed started set­ting small fires and threat­ened to burn down the build­ing, po­lice said.

Univer­sity Po­lice Chief Matt Clark said of­fi­cers used a bat­ter­ing ram to en­ter the man’s sixth-floor room at the Grad­u­ate Ho­tel on Tues­day af­ter­noon, af­ter chem­i­cal ir­ri­tants and flash grenades failed to flush out the man, who had made “threats that he was go­ing to kill him­self and oth­ers.”

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the man, who was ar­rested un­harmed, as 38-year-old Rashad Bow­man of Wood­bury.

The stand­off be­gan early Mon­day when po­lice went to the ho­tel late Sun­day to do a wel­fare check.


Ri­ley Starks, a com­mer­cial fish­er­man in Wash­ing­ton state, shows his wild salmon catch last Au­gust that in­cluded three farm-raised At­lantic salmon, con­sid­ered an in­va­sive species, that were re­leased into Puget Sound when an aqua­cul­ture op­er­a­tion’s nets failed. The com­pany, Cooke Aqua­cul­ture Pa­cific, was fined $332,000 Tues­day for vi­o­lat­ing Wash­ing­ton state wa­ter qual­ity laws.

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