Juvenile suspect arrested for stabbing 3 people at South Salt Lake TRAX station

Posted at 5:27 PM, Jun 18, 2024

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Multiple people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after they were stabbed at a train station in South Salt Lake.

The stabbing happened around 4:20 p.m. at the Utah Transit Authority's Central Pointe TRAX platform near 2100 South.

According to UTA Police Chief Dalan Taylor, an officer was patrolling the station when he saw a fight break out.

Three victims — one adult and two minors, all of whom police said are related — had knife wounds. Two were stabbed, and a third was cut. All three were taken to the hospital via ambulance. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

Taylor said the incident started with an argument between the adult victim and the suspect. It escalated into a fight, and the two juvenile victims got involved prior to the stabbing.

The male suspect, who was also a minor, got on a southbound train and fled. When he got off at the next stop, officers were waiting for him at the platform and he surrendered peacefully.

Taylor said this was an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the public. He added that TRAX service was not impacted.