Police storm hotel room, end standoff
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.
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