Rosemount man surrenders after standoff with police

A 32-year-old Rosemount man was arrested on probable cause terroristic threats after he had a two-hour standoff with police and allegedly threatened to harm neighbors on Saturday night about 8:45 p.m., according to multiple news reports.

Timothy Richard Nelson surrendered without incident to Dakota County SWAT and officers from Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville and Bloomington who responded to the residence near the corner of Connemara Trail and Couchtown Path, according to Rosemount police cited in a Pioneer Press report.

Nelson, who claimed he had several firearms, was taken into custody at about 11:15 a.m. A search of his home turned up no weapons, according to police cited in the Pioneer Press report.

Police used a phone alert system to contact about 300 neighbors to instruct them to turn of their house lights and stay in their homes, according to news reports.

Nelson is set to appear in court on Tuesday at noon, according jail booking records.