|SALT LAKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Mike Brown Police Chief
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SLCPD SWAT Takes Aggravated Assault Suspect into Custody
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department safely arrested an aggravated assault suspect early Wednesday morning who barricaded himself inside a residence after allegedly assaulting a male victim using a reciprocating saw.
This investigation started around 11 p.m. on October 12, 2021 when SLCPD officers received information about a fight in-progress near the intersection of 300 East and 200 South. Officers arrived on scene and learned three people were outside walking a dog when the suspect, a male adult, approached them. The suspect somehow got entangled with the dog leash, which resulted in a verbal altercation between him and the three people walking the dog.
During the verbal altercation, the suspect used a reciprocating saw and assaulted a male victim by cutting her above her eye. Her injuries are not life-threatening.
After assaulting the male victim, the suspect returned to his nearby residence, grabbed a metal pipe and broke out a vehicle window. Before officers could arrive, the suspect had returned to his residence.
SLCPD patrol officers attempted to contact the suspect by phone and by giving verbal commands over a loudspeaker. The suspect refused to exit the residence and to comply with the officers’ orders.
After multiple attempts to contact the suspect, the SLCPD on-scene field incident commander requested the SLCPD SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) be activated.
SLCPD SWAT and HNT personnel attempted additional outreach efforts to the suspect. At approximately 2 a.m. on October 13, 2021, SWAT entered the residence and located the suspect inside a bedroom. The suspect was taken into custody without any further incident.
The suspect was not injured and there were no injuries to any SLCPD members.
By approximately 3 a.m. on October 13, 2021, all roads closed during the tactical incident were re-opened.
The name and age of the suspect is not being released at this time until the suspect has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.
This remains an ongoing investigation. No additional information is being released at this time.
Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.