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Man in custody after firing shots at police, SWAT situation in WVC

Posted at 8:55 AM, May 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-29 17:12:59-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah -- One man is in custody after a SWAT situation in West Valley City early Sunday morning.

A shots fired incident in Salt Lake City Saturday night led authorities to the standoff that occurred at about 3 a.m.

At about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, nine shots were fired toward police officers in the neighborhood of 1071 W. Wenco Circle. Police say there had been reports of a suspect who had a gun in the area and was trying to find and hurt someone.

As officers were talking to witnesses, the suspect, identified as a man in his 40s, allegedly fired at police. Nobody was injured.

At 3 a.m., the same man, who authorities say, shot at police in Salt Lake City, was involved in a SWAT situation near the 3800 South block of 3200 West.

Police say two women were also inside an apartment with the suspect.

The SWAT team used an explosive breach to enter the residence and get all the people out.

Officers on scene confirm that the man was armed at the time and was on parole prior to this arrest.

"Based on the circumstances and the history that this individual has we wanted to be cautious, not just for our officers but for his safety as well,” said Lt. Tyrone Farillas with Salt Lake City police.

The women were also taken into custody at the time. Police say it is unknown what or if they had any involvement in the prior incident in Salt lake City.

The suspect's name has not been released.