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Man in custody after hours-long standoff in Salt Lake City neighborhood

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Posted at 11:10 PM, Sep 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 08:30:14-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A man is in police custody after an hours-long standoff with police in a Salt Lake City neighborhood.

Residents on the east side of Salt Lake City were told to stay inside Tuesday night as police worked to take the domestic violence suspect into custody.

Around 8:20 p.m., SLCPD tweeted that they were trying to contact the suspect at a home in the area of 2900 South and 900 East. They advised "neighbors in the immediate area" to stay inside as the situation developed.

A spokesperson for SLCPD said the suspect was in a garage, and officers had been asking him to come out using loudspeakers.

The male suspect either had a gun or had access to one, the department spokesperson said. The female victim domestic violence-related case suffered some minor injuries, and the suspect had threatened the victim. Police are obtaining a search warrant.

Around 10:30 p.m., SLCPD announced that the man came out and talked with SWAT officers, and he was safely taken into custody.


Domestic violence victim resources (free, 24/7, confidential):

  • Utah Domestic Violence Coalition:
    • Hotline: 1-800-897-LINK (5465)
    • Online help:
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or in an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.