Armed standoff ends without injuries |

Armed standoff ends without injuries

by Nan Chalat Noaker, Record editor

Summit County hostage negotiators were able to convince a 30-year-old Salt Lake City man to surrender after a tense three-hour standoff in Weber Canyon.

According to Summit County Detective Ron Bridge, the Sheriff’s Department received a call shortly after noon from the man’s parents in the Salt Lake Valley who said their son was threatening to burn down their cabin at Pine Mountain and then shoot himself.

When officers arrived, the man was armed with a 22 caliber rifle and refused to come out of the cabin. About 30 officers, including the county’s Special Emergency Response Team, were dispatched to the scene.

For the first two to three hours, Bridge said the suspect refused to talk. Eventually, though, the hostage negotiators were able to coax him into surrendering without further incident.

The man was booked into the Summit County Jail on misdemeanor charges of threats against life and property.

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