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Shelter in place order lifted in Pleasant Grove; stabbing suspect now in custody

Posted at 10:25 AM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 16:16:56-04

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — Pleasant Grove City asked some residents to remain inside their homes with their doors locked as police searched for a suspect in the area Thursday.

Just after 2 p.m., Lindon Police confirmed the suspect has been taken into custody.

Pleasant Grove Police stated just after 1 p.m. that the shelter in place has been lifted, but they remind citizens it is always a good idea to keep their homes and vehicles secured.

Police say the suspect in the stabbing is 41-year-old Adrian Johnson.

Pleasant Grove Police say Johnson is considered dangerous and possibly armed.

Lindon Police said that things began around 4 a.m.  Thursday with a stabbing in the area of 622 North and 200 East. A woman was stabbed multiple times and is now being treated in a hospital.

Police say Johnson fled the scene of the stabbing before officers arrived. Later Thursday morning, police say a woman found Johnson hiding inside her vehicle inside her garage. Johnson attempted to take the woman’s car keys but was not successful and fled.

Johnson was found several hours later and arrested.