AUSTIN, Minn. – A man facing multiple assault charges is undergoing a mental evaluation.
Daniel Brian Engelman, 41 of Austin, was arrested on March 16 after two people said Engelman threatened them with a knife and tried to break into a bedroom where they had gone to get away from him. Police say they found a knife stuck in the bedroom door.
An Austin police officer saw Engelman walking on 9th Street NW shortly after the incident was reported and says he shot Engelman with a taser when he refused to stop.
Engelman has pleaded not guilty to two counts of 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon, terroristic threats, two counts of domestic assault, and possession of a small amount of marijuana. After he entered those pleas, a judge ordered Engelman be examined for mental deficiency or illness.
Online records show the results of that exam have not yet been filed with the court.