Charges filed against man who police say barricaded himself in hotel room, had two guns

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Law officers negotiated with a man who barricaded himself in a hotel room into the early morning hours Thursday before taking him into custody, according to a news release from the Watertown Police Department.

The incident involved activating the Watertown SWAT team.

Around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, police received information about a man wanted for parole violations and warrants in the Sioux Falls area. They made contact with the man, Mohamed Abdikadir, 29, at the Watertown Econno Lodge, 920 14th St. S.E., according to the release.

"While attempting to speak with Abdikadir, he entered and barricaded his hotel room. Watertown police attempted to negotiate with Abdikadir throughout the evening and into the morning hours. Due to the information received during the negotiations, the Watertown SWAT team was utilized," according to the release.

Abdikadir had a concealed handgun on his body when he came into contact with officers, according to police, and another handgun was found in his hotel room during the execution of a search warrant.

He was taken into custody around 1:10 a.m., according to police.

Abdikadir faces a series of charges related to the incident, according to the Watertown Police Department:

  • Two counts of possession of firearm by former violent offender.

  • Possession of a concealed dangerous weapon with intent to commit a felony.

  • Simple assault against law enforcement officer.

  • Resisting arrest.

  • Having a loaded firearm in his possession while intoxicated.

  • Impersonation to deceive law enforcement.

  • Displaying another’s ID.

Bond was set at $10,000 cash only.

According to South Dakota's online court document system, Abdikadir has three pending cases in Minnehaha County. He failed to appear in court on a misdemeanor petty theft charge in August, then failed to appear in court Sept. 1 on a misdemeanor charge of simple assault, according to court records. The third case charges him with failure to appear in court.

Abdikadir has been wanted for more than four months, according to court records.

He is prohibited from possessing firearms because of the past charges, according to the Watertown police.

This article originally appeared on Watertown Public Opinion: Man wanted in Sioux Falls barricaded himself in a Watertown hotel room

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