Man Holed up in Brooklyn Park Hotel Surrenders to Police
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities say a standoff at a Brooklyn Park hotel ended after more than six hours when a man suspected of assaulting his girlfriend surrendered to police.
SWAT officers and crisis negotiators were called to the La Quinta Inn early Friday after a woman reported she was being assaulted by her boyfriend and threatened with a gun. Police say the standoff began at 3:30 a.m. and ended when the man was arrested at about 9:50 a.m.
Authorities say the woman was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Police say the 31-year-old suspect was not carrying a gun but it was unclear if there were any weapons in the room.
The suspect, who has not been formally charged, has previous convictions for drug possession, motor vehicle theft, aggravated robbery, making terroristic threats, drunken driving and burglary.