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Man arrested after assaulting woman at Salt Lake City club

SLCPD investigating as domestic violence incident
A snapshot released by Salt Lake City Police of the scene where a man was arrested after an assault and attempted kidnapping. A number of police vehicles, including an MCAT, surround a parking booth in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
Posted at 8:51 AM, Apr 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-11 10:07:30-04

SALT LAKE CITY — One man is in custody after assaulting a woman at a Salt Lake City Club.

According to an official press release from the Salt Lake City police department, the investigation began just before 2:00 a.m, when dispatched received a call stating that a 23 year-old man had assaulted and then kidnapped a woman at a club located in the area of 140 West Pierpont Avenue.

Officers were then able to locate the man's vehicle at an apartment complex near 180 North West Temple.

After containing the area, they made attempted to contact the man and woman for over an hour with no response. SLCPD Swat and crisis negotiators were then called to the scene.

The man eventually surrendered, and was safely taken into custody just before 7:00 a.m.

The woman also exited the apartment complex carrying a young child with her. She was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The child was unharmed.

A preliminary investigation found that both the man and woman had been involved in a romantic relationships. Detectives with the department's domestic violence squad are now investigating the incident.

The suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Silas Gerber, was in jail and facing charges of assault and aggravated assault.

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