The 38-hour standoff: Flash bangs, smoke and SWAT teams at the Graduate Hotel captivate University of Minnesota campus
Sought after for a white-collar crime, Bowman’s 38-hour standoff with police turned into a spectacle that transfixed much of the University community. Bystanders stopped to observe the events, and a lack of official information raised uncertainty across campus.
The suspect in the Graduate Hotel standoff that started midnight Sunday and ended sometime after 1 p.m. on Tuesday is in custody, police said at 1:45 p.m.
Two loud explosions were seen and heard at 1:09 p.m. inside the sixth-floor window where the suspect in the Graduate Hotel standoff is currently holed up.
A woman was released at around 8:30 p.m. from the room in East Bank’s Graduate Hotel where police have been embroiled in a standoff since midnight Sunday. The woman who left the room is now speaking with investigators as of 9:15 p.m., according to University spokesperson Chuck Tombarge. Police are still talking with a man on the sixth floor of the hotel who police say refused to leave the room after they attempted to serve an arrest warrant against him for an Arizona-based white-collar felony.
The University Recreation and Wellness Building and Washington Avenue Ramp were closed Monday morning due to a public safety situation at the Graduate Hotel on East Bank campus.
Wednesday reports of an active shooter situation on campus were false, University of Minnesota officials said. A number of tweets published by students Wednesday evening spread the rumor that there was a shooting at Moos Tower, but these reports were entirely untrue, said University spokesperson Evan Lapiska.
A mounting number of Democratic legislators in Minnesota and around the U.S. are calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign.
A bulldozer ruptured a gas line on 4th Street Southeast at around 3 p.m. Monday, causing evacuations near the University of Minnesota. The Minneapolis Fire Department closed the stretch of road in the Prospect Park neighborhood from 27th to 30th Avenues Southeast on both 4th Street and University Avenue Southeast. The leak from the 12-inch pipe emitted gas into the air and led MFD to evacuate some area buildings.
A man had his car stolen at gunpoint in Dinkytown Sunday night. Just after 11 p.m., a suspect ran down the man with his own car after he tried to buy the assailant a meal. The victim, 25-year-old, had picked up the man near the Dinkytown McDonald’s after he asked the driver to give him $5 for bus fare, according to a police report.
University of Minnesota police were seen carrying a dead body away near Mariucci Arena Thursday morning.
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