Man arrested after pointing 'realistic looking air gun' at cars, people in Salt Lake City

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Nov 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-17 19:16:04-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly pointing a realistic-looking air gun at people and cars in Salt Lake City.

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Police dispatched officers to the area near 400 South State Street around 11:30 a.m. after receiving information about a man with a gun. When officers arrived, they found the man near the City and County building.

Seeing a weapon in the man's waistband, an officer "with a less lethal shotgun arrived on scene and deployed less lethal rounds at the suspect," police report.

Officers were able to secure the weapon and identified it as an air gun.

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The 44-year-old man was taken into custody and transported to the hospital with minor injuries.