Officers in hotel lobby during standoff


New charges for man involved in January police standoff

Woodbury man taken to Arizona to face charges there

June 02, 2018 - 8:47 am

A Woodbury involved in a police standoff at a hotel near the University of Minnesota campus now faces new charges in the incident.

46-year-old Lincoln Bowman was released from the Hennepin County jail May 31st and was taken to Maricopa County in Arizona to face other charges. 

Bowman on June 1 was charged with obstructing the legal process and property damage of more than $32,000  This comes more than a week after prosecutors dropped previous kidnapping charges because of a lack of evidence.

Bowman faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

It was almost midnight on January 28 when police were called to the Graduate Hotel on Washington Avenue near the University of Minnesota main campus. Bowman told officers he would harm anyone that entered his hotel room and threatened to set the building on fire.

A SWAT team was able to end the standoff without incident the afternoon of January 30, 38 hours after the first call to police. A woman who had been in the room with Bowman early in the standoff was allowed to leave.