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Standoff at Minnesota hotel ends peacefully with wanted Arizona man

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Posted at 8:29 AM, Jan 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-30 15:14:31-05

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.