"He was not in the house when officers arrived," said Cmdr. Pam Hermanson of the Mankato Department of Public Safety. "We thought he was inside, but he wasn't. He would have exited the residence sometime between (the women) leaving and us arriving."
She said there are several factors officers consider before calling the tactical team in. Generally, she said, it's for safety reasons.
After seeing how the situation turned out, Kruger wondered if his neighborhood had been disrupted more than it had to be. He and his fiancee didn't get much sleep and his roommates were late for work because their cars were blocked in by police, he said. "I'm not saying what he did wasn't a big deal, but with all that hoopla. . ."