ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man is charged with assault after a five-hour standoff in Rochester Monday.
It happened at the Extended Stay America hotel on Wood Lake Drive SE. The Rochester Police Department says it got a call just before 3 pm about a female in a hotel room that might be in danger. Police say the hotel manager reported hearing a female screaming “stop,” “get off me,” and “don’t point the gun at my face.”
Officers went to the hotel and after evacuating a portion of it, tried to communicate with a man inside a room through the phone and talking through the door but they say the man locked the door and would not respond. At about 8 pm, members of the Emergency Response Unit forced open the door and arrested Nathan Titus, 39, without incident.
Police say the 35-year-old female in the room did have injuries from being attacked. Titus is facing a charge of second-degree assault and authorities say he is the ex-boyfriend of his victim.