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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - An employee of a downtown Rochester hotel had a run-in with a man Sunday and ended up being sprayed with a chemical fire extinguisher.

Olmsted County ADC

The employee and a co-worker at the Center St Hilton were checking a report about a suspicious person in a 5th-floor restroom.  The employee recognized the man as the same person who had caused trouble in the past and was trespassed from the hotel and ordered him to leave. The man sprayed the fire extinguisher at the employee before he left. The employee was still covered in the chemical spray when officers arrived.

Police were able to locate the man and arrested him. 

He was identified as 20-year-old Tarius Seas, who police describe as homeless and a frequent source of complaints in the downtown.

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