Police Standoff on Woodgate Lane in Eagan Ends Peacefully

Daniel Thomas Drobac, 32, was arrested following the incident and is currently in police custody.

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A standoff between police and a 32-year-old man who verbally threatened to shoot a utilities contractor was resolved without violence on Friday morning, according to an Eagan Police Department spokesperson.

Eagan police deployed a negotiator and a tactical team to a home on the 1600 block of Woodgate Lane in Eagan just after 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning.

Police say they received a call from a female utilities contractor working in the area, who claimed a man came out of the residence and threatened to shoot her. The man, identified as Daniel Thomas Drobac, of Eagan, was arrested and is currently being held pending terroristic threats charges at the Dakota County Jail.

Roads around the home were closed during the hours-long standoff, which ended at 12:50 p.m., when officers apprehended Drobac without incident. Police also issued warnings to 238 homes in the area using a phone notification system.

Although Drobac has no criminal history, police say he had recently been transported to a detox facility following a previous incident at the residence.

No firearm was located at the residence following the standoff, according to police.


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