Pleasanton man arrested after police standoff

58-year-old allegedly threatens officers while holing up in Antonini Way home

A Pleasanton man was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats following a police standoff Sunday evening.

Officers responded to a home on the 3800 block of Antonini Way to locate 58-year-old Rajinderpal Dhillon while investigating reports that Dhillon had threatened someone earlier in the day, Pleasanton police said.

According to police reports, responding officers could see Dhillon walking around inside the home, located off Via Di Salerno near the Ruby Hill Community Center.

He allegedly refused to answer the door and appeared very agitated. Police allege Dhillon made violent threats to the officers on several occasions.

Officers established a perimeter around the house and attempted to initiate communication but Dhillon would not comply, police said.

Nearby residents were advised to shelter in place.

Police reports said the East County Tactical Team responded to the residence, and officers were able to negotiate Dhillon's surrender at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

He was booked into Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Police said no one was injured during the incident.


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