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COLORADO – A 38-year-old hotel guest held Greenwood Village police at bay all day Monday, throwing furniture and other items out of his hotel window, including the bathroom toilet, before being removed from the destroyed room and taken to a local hospital.
The incident started at about 3:30 a.m. when police were called to La Quinta Inn & Suites, 9009 E. Arapahoe Road, on a report of a disturbance. Officers arrived to find a naked man running the hotel hallways, screaming and banging on room doors, said Crystal Dean, a police spokeswoman.
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The man ran into his room, slammed the door and locked it. Officers tried talking to the man through the door, Dean said, but there was no response.
Instead, at about 6 a.m., the man broke out his hotel window and started throwing furniture out of it. Not knowing whether the suspect was armed, police evacuated nearby rooms of the hotel.
Police SWAT members were at the hotel Monday, as was South Metro Fire Rescue responders. The incident ran through three police shifts and two negotiators were on scene all day trying to make contact with the man to no avail, Dean said.
With most, if not all, of the furniture thrown from the room, the man moved onto the bathroom and ripped out the toilet, which caused flooding and severe property damage, Dean said.
Once the toilet was ripped out, police evacuated everyone on the first floor of the five-story hotel because of the cascading water.
The Denver Post reported that the man was later identified as Jason Day. Police broke down the hotel room door about 4:30 pm. Day surrendered after a police dog tackled him.
Moments ago, the one suspect from the hotel stand off was safely taken into custody. The north side of the hotel has a tremendous amount of damage, that was caused by the suspect. Thanks to @SouthMetroPIO for your assistance. Everyone is safe!
— Greenwood Village (@greenwoodgov) August 13, 2018
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A 38-year-old hotel guest held Greenwood Village police at bay all day Monday, throwing furniture and other items out of his hotel window, including the…
— Greenwood Village (@GreenwoodDenver) August 14, 2018
Naked man identified as Jason Day runs halls of Colorado hotel, throws toilet out the window before being taken into custody https://t.co/O8SmKXFm7H
— MedicinalColorado (@MediColorado) August 14, 2018
— 9NEWS Denver (@9NEWS) August 14, 2018
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