The Latest: Woman faces more accusations in stadium protest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Latest on Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters who unfurled a banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

Three people are out of jail after being arrested after opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline suspended a large banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game.

Online records for Hennepin County Jail showed the three were released from custody Monday.

A news release says the two climbers - a man and a woman - plan to make a brief statement and answer questions outside of the downtown Minneapolis stadium on Tuesday.

A second woman also was arrested, but police have not released details of her alleged role in the incident Sunday afternoon during the Vikings' season finale against Chicago.

Formal charges are expected Tuesday.

The pipeline would carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois.

Opponents fear it could harm the environment and American Indian artifacts. The pipeline developer disputes that.

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10:30 a.m.

Police say a woman arrested following the hanging a Dakota Access pipeline protest banner from the roof of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis during a Minnesota Vikings' game is suspected of burglary.

Police spokesman Officer Corey Schmidt said Monday that the 27-year-old woman is also accused of obstructing legal process.

Police haven't released details of her role in the incident Sunday afternoon during the Vikings' season finale against the Chicago Bears.

Two other people accused of sneaking onto a truss in the roof of the stadium and rappelling down to unfurl the banner have been arrested for trespass and burglary. Formal charges against the three are expected Tuesday.

The pipeline would carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois. Opponents fear it could harm the environment and American Indian artifacts. The pipeline developer disputes that.

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7:30 a.m.

Police have arrested a third suspect after opponents to the Dakota Access pipeline hung a banner from the roof of the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis during the Minnesota Vikings' season finale against the Chicago Bears.

The 27-year-old woman is accused of obstructing legal process. Police haven't released details of her role in the incident Sunday afternoon.

Two other people accused of sneaking onto a truss in the roof and rappelling down to unfurl the banner have been arrested for trespass. Formal charges are pending.

The game wasn't interrupted, but eight rows of fans seated below the banner were cleared as a precaution.

The Dakota Access pipeline would carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois. Opponents fear it could harm the environment and American Indian artifacts. The pipeline developer disputes that.

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