Police looking for man who prompted lockdown at Clearfield call center

Posted at 2:17 PM, Dec 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-26 22:10:23-05

CLEARFIELD, Utah — Police in Weber County are trying to track down a man accused of threatening a woman, prompting a lockdown at the AAA call center in Clearfield.

According to police, Rene Mendoza and the woman had been exchanging text messages and he threatened to harm her. The building was placed on lockdown and the employees were moved to a safe location inside the building after Mendoza allegedly went to the call center.

When officers arrived, Mendoza was gone.

“He’s not yet been detained. The last known location of him is in the Weber County or Ogden area,” said Clearfield City Police Chief Greg Krusi in an interview Saturday afternoon.

The lockdown has since been lifted and operations at the call center have returned to normal.

Police said Mendoza could face charges of making terroristic threats once he is captured.