Barricaded hotel guest commits suicide www.privateofficer.com
OKLAHOMA CITY OKL Dec 30 2010 — OKC police confirmed early Thursday that a man who barricaded himself inside a hotel room at the Clarion Hotel at NW 63rd Street and Robinson Avenue died and the standoff has ended.
The standoff ended just after 12 a.m., when Oklahoma City police said a third hostage was released. That hostage was being questioned by investigators.
The man’s identity has not yet been released.
Police said the man was making violent threats toward police and others inside the hotel. Officers said the man inside the room told them that he had a weapon and that at least two other people were in the room with him, who were eventually released.
Police called in a tactical team to negotiate. They were being tight-lipped about the ongoing negotiations, as the suspect mentioned several times that he was watching the live news coverage, police said.
Officers assured the public that the guests at the hotel are safe and are not anywhere near where the standoff is taking place.
Officers said they went to the hotel originally to serve a warrant to a man they believed was staying at the hotel. Police said they later learned that man, identified as Justin Tyner, had already been arrested.
Meanwhile, the two people that were with the suspect inside the hotel room were allowed to leave but were taken into police custody for further investigation, authorities said.
The third person from inside the room was released between 11 p.m. and 12 a.m., police said.