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SWAT teams take two men into custody after hours-long standoff in Kearns

Posted at 3:16 PM, Sep 29, 2023

KEARNS, Utah — After a 7-hour-long standoff with SWAT teams, two men have been taken into custody after barricading themselves inside a Kearns home Friday.

The Unified Police Department says the two men, 18-year-old Phillip Avery and 18-year-old Angel Daniel Canal, had been involved in shootings over the past week, but offered few other details about the "active dangerous situation" near 5700 South and 4300 West.

Police say no one was hurt and no shots were fired. The shelter-in-place order for the surrounding homes has also been lifted.

South Kearns Elementary was placed on lockout protocol during the incident two blocks away, with parents being advised about a special route to pick up their children.

Although the scene has since been cleared, the investigation behind the incident is ongoing.