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Suspect armed with knife arrested after barricading inside West Jordan home

Posted at 7:45 PM, May 31, 2023

WEST JORDAN — One suspect is arrested after barricading herself in a West Jordan home armed with a knife Wednesday afternoon. An adult victim managed to escape the house and was transported with minor injuries.

West Jordan police say they responded to a report made by an adult female victim who managed to escape a house in West Jordan near 1300 South from the suspect armed with a knife. When officers arrived, they spoke with the victim before having her transported with minor injuries as a precaution.

"What we know so far is that there was a disagreement and the suspect was asked to leave the residence at which time she didn't," said Detective Dirk Peterson. "Things went from there, the victim left and called 911."

Police then surrounded the home and attempted to make contact with the suspect who had then barricaded herself inside the home, but failed to make contact. After receiving a search warrant, SWAT operators then entered the home to make contact and arrested the suspect.

According to Detective Peterson, the suspect is expected to be facing charges of armed domestic violence, aggravated assault and possibly threats of violence.

After the arrest was made, officers allowed some residents to return to their homes as they begin ending their investigation.

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