Jan 4, 2013 at 6:28 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A man who caused the evacuation of the Motel 6 in Waite Park on Wednesday is now facing burglary charges.
St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says 20 year-old Aaron James Braun of St. Cloud was being held in the Stearns County Jail on charges of Third Degree Burglary and Receiving Stolen Property.
A family member of Braun's called police Wednesday to say Braun was suicidal, and may be armed with a gun.
Police learned he was staying at a room at Motel 6. They evacuated the building, and through negotiations, were able to get Braun to surrender peacefully.
Burke says a search of the motel room Braun was in--and his vehicle--turned up several items that had been stolen from a burglary that occured during the early morning hours of December 27th at the SuperAmerica at 1220 32nd Avenue North in St. Cloud.