Police identify man that barricaded himself in Omni Hotel

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The Richmond Police Department has identified the suspect as Charles W. McKinney, 48, of the city of Richmond, in a barricade which occurred downtown on Tuesday.

At approximately 11:17 a.m. on June 19, a call was received for an individual, later identified as McKinney, who barricaded himself with possible injuries at the Richmond Omni Hotel located at 100 S. 12th St. When officers arrived, they were directed toward the exterior of the building where they saw a window that was shattered on the 15th floor.

Upon entry and further analysis of the situation, police negotiators were called to speak with McKinney for an hour. During that time, McKinney caused significant damage to the hotel. When he stopped communicating with negotiators, officers made entry into the room and took him into custody. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he underwent a medical examination.



No injuries were observed or reported at the conclusion of the event. A booking photo is NOT available at this time.

Police are still investigating this incident.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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