UPDATE: Suspect in custody after ‘police incident’ in Juab County

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UPDATE: At 7:54 p.m. the Millard County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was taken into custody.

The suspect has been identified as James Klein, who reportedly has a history of shooting at police.

Klein reported engaged in a shootout with police in Minneapolis after being accused of shoplifting.

ABC4’s Hailey Hendricks will have more on this story at ABC4 News at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 20.

UPDATE: 5/19/21. 6:49 P.M.:

JUAB COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Police are searching for a suspect in relation to a “police incident” in Juab County.

According to the Millard County Sheriff’s Office, police are searching for an armed suspect pictured below:

He is described as 6-feet-tall, 280 pounds, and was last seen in a bluish-gray shirt. Officials say he is armed with a rifle and considered very dangerous. Police have not released the man’s name.

If you see him, police advise you to not approach him and call 911.

The public is asked to avoid the area until further notice.

UDOT announced that northbound I-15 in Scipio was reopened. Drivers are advised to expect heavy delays in the area. Southbound I-15 near Levan has also been reopened.


JUAB COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Interstate 15 has been shut down in both directions near Juab County due to a “police incident.”

According to the Utah Department of Transportation, I-15 has been closed near mile post 202 near Sevier River. The Southbound lanes of I-15 have been closed near Yuba State Park.

UDOT has advised the public to expect major delays in the area.

No further information has been released.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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