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A man in custody after SWAT assist in Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake City, Utah — Salt Lake City Police announced Sunday that one man is in custody after barricading himself in a home in the 1000 block of West Sterling Drive.

The call came in to dispatch at approximately 10:30 AM Sunday morning after a passerby was flagged down by the female victim stating she had been injured and threatened by her husband, according to SLCPD.

Paramedics transported her to an area hospital with a non-threatening head injury.

During the patrol officer’s investigation, the suspect exited the home.

After a brief verbal exchange, he went back into the home and barricaded himself inside.

According to responding officers, the victim informed them, that the suspect was in possession of a firearm and had brandished it while making threatening statements to her and her daughter.

The suspect did not initially respond, prompting the on-scene incident commander to request assistance from SLCPD SWAT and SLCPD crisis negotiators.

The suspect exited the home and peacefully surrendered as they arrived.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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