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Suspect in stabbing surrenders after SWAT responds in Layton

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Posted at 6:37 PM, Nov 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-26 23:16:06-05

LAYTON, Utah -- A SWAT team responded to an apartment complex in Layton Thursday evening in an effort to capture a suspect wanted in connection with a stabbing, and more than an hour after police arrived the suspect surrendered peacefully.

Just before 7 p.m., police stated the suspect had surrendered and that he was the man they were searching for in connection with Tuesday's stabbing.

That suspect is  27-year-old Jacquan David Wilson, who allegedly stabbed a 32-year-old man Tuesday night. Police said Thursday the man faces a charge of attempted murder, and perhaps other charges.

Layton police and SWAT responded to the apartment complex at 378 East Morgan Street Thursday around 5:30 p.m. after receiving a tip that Wilson had been spotted in the area.

Witnesses told responding officers they had seen the suspect running into an apartment, and police set up a perimeter and attempted to contact those inside. There was no answer initially, despite there being, "obvious signs that the apartment was occupied", according to a press release.

Due to the violent nature of the alleged crime, SWAT was deployed. As police were in the process of securing a search warrant for the apartment, Wilson exited the apartment and surrendered peacefully.

Another occupant of the apartment also exited peacefully, though according to the press release it is unclear what relation, if any, that individual has to the suspect.