MINNEAPOLIS — The Latest on the standoff at a hotel on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis (all times local):

5 p.m.

Police have identified the suspect who was arrested unharmed after a 38-hour standoff in a hotel room at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

A police spokesman names him as 38-year-old Rashad Bowman, of the St. Paul suburb of Woodbury.

The standoff began early Monday. Police say officers went to the Graduate Hotel to do a welfare check at the request of Bowman’s relatives and to try to arrest him on a felony warrant for a non-violent, “white-collar crime” out of Maricopa County, Arizona.

University Police Chief Matt Clark says a SWAT team used a battering ram to enter the man’s room Tuesday afternoon after chemical irritants and flash grenades failed to flush him out.

He says officers moved in after Bowman, who claimed to be armed, started setting small fires.


3:05 p.m.

Police say they moved to end a standoff with a man holed up in a hotel room on the University of Minnesota campus after the man began lighting small fires and threatened to burn the building down.

University police Chief Matt Clark says officers used a battering ram to enter the man’s sixth-floor room at the Graduate Hotel Tuesday afternoon. That came after chemical irritants earlier Tuesday failed to flush out the man, and some 38 hours after the standoff started.

The standoff started around midnight Monday after police went to do a welfare check on the man at his family’s request, and also to arrest him on a warrant for a non-violent criminal charge from the Phoenix, Arizona, area. A woman who was with the man was released late Monday.

Police say the man claimed to have a gun but they did not immediately find one. The man didn’t appear hurt in the arrest but he was taken to a hotel to be checked.


2 p.m.

A man who holed up in a hotel room at the University of Minnesota campus and kept police at bay for more than a day has been taken into custody.

University spokesman Evan Lapiska says the man was taken into custody about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Lapiska says no one was hurt.

The standoff at the Graduate Hotel began shortly after midnight Monday, after police said they went to do a welfare check and to arrest the man on a “white collar” warrant for a nonviolent crime.

A woman who was with the man was released late Monday.

Officers had used what appeared to be tear gas around midday Tuesday to try to dislodge the man.


12:15 p.m.

A University of Minnesota spokesman says campus police are using “chemical munitions” to try to dislodge a man who has been holed up in a campus hotel for more than a day.

Spokesman Evan Lapiska says police turned to more aggressive tactics around midday Tuesday. He had no other details.

The man had been holding police at bay since officers went to the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel to check on his welfare and arrest him on a warrant for a nonviolent “white collar” crime out of Arizona.

Reporters at the scene said officers leaning from a window above to throw objects into the man’s room through a broken window. White smoke swirled from the man’s window.

Police have declined to say whether the man is armed. A woman who’d been with the man in the room was released late Monday, but police weren’t calling it a hostage situation.

Most of the campus remained open Tuesday except for a recreation center near the hotel.


6 a.m.

Police have entered their second day of negotiations with a man holed up in a hotel room on the University of Minnesota’s campus.

University Police Chief Matt Clark said the standoff at the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel began early Monday. He declined to say whether the suspect was armed. A woman who’d been with the man was released from the room hours later, but police weren’t calling it a hostage situation.

University spokesman Chuck Tombarge said the man was still in the room Tuesday morning. He says investigations are still communicating with the man and “waiting him out.”

Officers initially went to the hotel to do a welfare check and arrest the man on a warrant for a nonviolent “white collar” crime out of Arizona.

The university says there’s no direct threat to students.