Charges: Apple Valley Man Threatened to 'Slit Everybody's Throat' at Eagan Gas Station

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August 08, 2016 12:03 PM

An Apple Valley man has been charged with making threats of violence after police say he was swinging a knife around in an Eagan gas station and talking about slitting people’s throats.

The incident was reported July 31 at an unnamed gas station in Eagan.


According to the criminal complaint, the suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Rafael Dwayne White of Apple Valley, came into the store “angry and agitated” about a dispute at a nearby bar.

The complaint says White was angry with the employee for giving him the wrong pack of cigarettes and then got into an argument with a customer behind him in line. At one point, he said he “should have slit everybody’s throat” and then later took out a knife and started waiving it around, according to the criminal complaint.

White left the store, and the employee called 911. He then came back and demanded that the store employee charge his cellphone for him, according to the complaint.

White went into the restroom, where police arrested him.

White has been charged with threats of violence. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.


Jennie Lissarrague

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