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Police searching for suspect after attempted carjacking, standoff in Murray

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Aug 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-08 19:05:45-04

MURRAY, Utah — Police are looking for a suspect after a standoff at a Murray gas station.

Around 10:15 a.m. Sunday, police were called about a possible carjacking in a Denny's parking lot at 420 W. 4500 South.

According to Murray Police, a man entered a woman's vehicle and held her at gunpoint. She was able to get away and ran inside the restaurant.

The victim told FOX 13 News she is the assistant manager at a different Denny’s location, not a waitress as previously reported. She said was at the Murray location picking up a personal item, not work-related.

The woman was physically unharmed but is in shock, and she said she is still struggling with what happened.

The suspect then fled to the nearby Shell gas station at 4489 S. Century Drive.

Police surrounded the gas station, where they believed the suspect barricaded himself. But by the time SWAT arrived to clear the building, he was no longer inside. Police said they'll be reviewing the convenience store's security camera footage to find out how he got out without being seen.

They are now looking for the suspect, described as being 6'4", 220 pounds, with brown eyes and blond hair.

The man, pictured above, was wearing a pink skirt and a gray shirt. However, police said there was a chance he changed his clothes.

Anyone who sees the suspect is asked to call 801-840-4000.