DOC, St. Paul police arrest wanted man outside of University of St. Thomas campus residence hall

Wednesday, St. Paul police assisted the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) in arresting a wanted suspect outside of a residence hall on the University of St. Thomas’ campus.

According to St. Paul police, officers were called to the area of Finn Street and Marshall Avenue at about 2 p.m. to assist the DOC in finding a man who had fled from authorities on foot. He was identified Thursday by the DOC as Bruce Tyrone Lindsey, who had a warrant issued for his arrest on Oct. 24.

Lindsey, according to the state, was wanted for violating release terms and conditions after having served time in prison. He began his sentence in 2003, and was released in August, according to the DOC.

Roughly 30 minutes later, police were able to take him into custody outside of Flynn Hall after using a taser. The DOC says he never entered the building.

University officials say a security system worked as intended and kept Lindsey outside.

The University of St. Thomas also issued a written statement following the incident:

Earlier on Wednesday, the St. Paul Police Department contacted the University of St. Thomas about a criminal suspect they were pursuing who fled onto the St. Paul campus. University Public Safety officers assisted police and an arrest was made. There is no immediate threat to the University of St. Thomas community. Any questions about the matter should be directed to St. Paul police.

In addition, a gun which he may have been dropped was found by a K9 on the 2100 block of Selby Avenue.

An investigation into his possession of a firearm and conduct regarding his effort to force a student to let him access the residence hall is ongoing, according to the DOC, which adds the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office will consider filing new criminal charges.