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SLCPD and UPD Arrest Subject with Firearm at City Creek Center

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department, working in collaboration with the Unified Police Department and City Creek Center have safely arrested a man found in possession of a firearm on City Creek Center property.

This investigation started at approximately 1:20 p.m. on October 22, 2021 when a Unified Police Officer, working an overtime security shift at City Creek Center, requested an agency assist from SLCPD to contact a potentially armed individual.

During the investigation, SLCPD learned that City Creek Center security observed a person loitering on City Creek Center property. Center security asked the person to leave and issued a formal trespass notice.

Later in the day, the subject returned and was again contacted by City Creek Center.

While being contacted by City Creek Center security for the second time, the subject made statements indicating he had access to a weapon. City Creek Center security immediately contacted the Unified Police officer and later the SLCPD to arrest the individual and to ensure the safety of the center’s customers.

Law enforcement took the subject into custody without incident.

During the investigation, police recovered a firearm.

The suspect, a 31-year-old from Texas, was arrested and transported to the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building.

There were no interruptions to City Creek Center operations. The intent of the subject remains under investigation.

The Salt Lake City Police Department and City Creek Center have a strong working relationship to ensure the safety of those visiting and working at the center.

The Salt Lake City Police Department appreciates the assistance from City Creek Center administration, its security staff, the Unified Police Department and Utah Transit Authority for their dedicated assistance safely resolving this situation.

Criminal charges in this matter are pending. As such, the identity of the subject arrested is not being released at this time.

Note: No SLCPD Public Information Officer or Watch Commander is available for interviews. Media with additional questions may email PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com.

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