Bar fight turns to five-hour standoff with armed Jordan man 30 Apr 12

A SWAT team, a bomb squad, and six law enforcement agencies converged on a Jordan home late Friday for a five-hour standoff with a man accused of starting a small scuffle at a local bar.

Police say Jacob Strayer, 24, got into an altercation with several bar patrons at Brewers of Jordan around 9:30 p.m. Friday. When the bouncer asked Strayer to leave, he allegedly pulled out a handgun. Bar owner Ron Fy told the St. Paul Pioneer Press the bouncer then threw Strayer over the hood of a car and he fled the scene.

Police tracked Strayer to his parents’ house on Pinehurst lane. Authorities say Strayer fired a handgun at rifle at officers during the more than five-hour standoff, but officers did not return fire.

A neighbor who took other neighbors into her home during the ordeal told the Pioneer Press the bomb squad, the SWAT team, and about 30 squad cars were involved.

A negotiator with the SWAT team eventually talked Strayer into surrendering. He was taken to St. Francis Regional medical Center in Shakopee for minor self-inflicted wounds.

Strayer is currently behind held in the Scott County Jail on second-degree assault charges but will likely face additional charges, according to police.

Law enforcement officers from the Jordan, Shakopee, New Prague, and Burnsville police departments, as well as the Minnesota State Patrol and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, were involved in the response efforts.