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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT

July 11, 2022

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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SLCPD Arrest Man for Aggravated Assault Involving a Machete

SALT LAKE CITY — Today, the Salt Lake City Police Department arrested a 52-year-old man after he allegedly attacked a 22-year-old man with a machete.

This investigation started at 8:42 a.m. on Monday July 11, 2022 when SLC911 received information about a man being stabbed near 300 South Main Street.

While responding, officers received information that the suspect was armed with a machete and waving it in the air.

SLC911 broadcasted the suspect’s description. Officers located the suspect, later identified as Milo Durfee, near 450 South West Temple Street.

With the assistance of Utah Transit Authority Police (UTAPD), SLCPD officers safely took the man into custody without incident.

Paramedics transported the 22-year-old victim to a local hospital with very minor injuries.

Officers also spoke with multiple witnesses on scene to gather their accounts of what unfolded.

Based on the preliminary information, officers believe a group of men were involved in a fight that led up to Durfee attacking the victim with a machete.

Officers are in the process of booking Durfee into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on charges of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon by a Restricted Person and unrelated warrants.

For the past several weeks, the Salt Lake City Police Department has dedicated extra patrols at and near 300 South Main Street to proactively reduce crime. These efforts include officers walking South Main Street to conduct foot patrols.

Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Salt Lake City Police Department is not the custodian of record for jail booking photos. Utah Code 17-22-30 mostly prohibits the release of jail booking photos. Generally, a jail booking photo can only be released by the custodian of record after a conviction or when law enforcement determines the person is a fugitive or an imminent threat to a person or public safety. In Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is the custodian of record for jail booking photos.

Photos from the scene, to include a photo of the machete, are being released.

No further information on this case can be released at this time.

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