Suspects arrested in Salt Lake SWAT standoff overnight

Posted at 8:35 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 18:22:19-04

SALT LAKE CITY - A SWAT standoff in Salt Lake City has ended with five people in custody overnight.

Authorities said they got a tip about a wanted person planning to leave town.

Officers went to the home near 362 S. Strong Court and arrested a woman who had an active warrant.

Salt Lake officers smelled marijuana and started to investigate when they learned others were hiding in the house.

They used a blow horn to try to get the others to come out. When that didn't work, the SWAT team was called in.

They used tear gas to force out the other suspects.

Officials said the suspects had active warrants with a history of armed robbery and weapons charges.

Two of those who were arrested have been identified.

SWAT standoff arrestsWillie Neal Lemmon had existing felony warrants for his arrest for charges relating to possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility. He was booked on new charges that included failure to stop, violation of parole or probation, and controlled substance charges.

Caleb Robert Gibson was also arrested on charges that include parole or probation violation.

Salt Lake officials said they will release more information about what they found in the home Thursday.

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