He engaged in a shootout with responding police officers and barricaded himself inside the building before reportedly surrendering. Police say he was injured and crawling when he was taken into custody.
Bowers was an active poster on the social network Gab, which is considered by many to be a hub of the alt-right. In his bio section, Bowers wrote that “jews are the children of satan. (john 8:44) — —- the lord jesus christ is come in the flesh.”
He was armed with a rifle and two handguns, according to reports.