MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police in Minneapolis say officers responded Thursday afternoon to a situation involving a possible suicidal person on an upper floor of a downtown hotel.
The man, a hotel guest, had bickered with staff about a bill.
Police were called to the Hilton hotel on Marquette Avenue around 2:30 p.m. after the man made a threat to staff.
Officials said an individual was holed up in a room, possibly with weapons.
Police cleared out one floor of the hotel shortly before 5 p.m.
The incident ended peacefully shortly before 8 p.m., after five hours of negotiation.
The man was arrested and booked into the Hennepin County Jail on second-degree assault charges.
A post on the department’s Twitter page said police don’t believe the public is in danger.
An event for the National Association of Black Journalists is being held at the hotel.
MPD cleared one floor of a DT hotel on Marquette. An individual is holed up in a room. Don’t believe there’s public danger at this time.
— Minneapolis Police (@MPD_PIO) August 6, 2015