SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – One person has been taken into custody after officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD) say they received reports of a van that had “wires” coming out of it near Interstate-15.
SLCPD says this investigation began at 3:10 p.m. on August 29 when the department was notified of “a van parked underneath the Interstate-15 overpass on 200 South,” with visible wires coming out of it.
Police say they immediately “established a safety perimeter around the van and worked to confirm details about the incident.”
Multiple agencies responded to the scene, including SLCPD SWAT Team, SLCPD Hazardous Devices Unit (HDU), Utah Highway Patrol, and Utah Transit Authority.
SLCPD says that they safely took one person into custody at 3:50 p.m. in relation to the ongoing investigation. The suspect reportedly complied with police and was released after HDU confirmed there was no public safety threat.
Police have confirmed that all roads that were closed off due to this incident have since been reopened.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police investigate ‘suspicious circumstance’ in SLC, 1 in custody
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – There is a large police presence building at what the Salt Lake City Police Department is calling a “suspicious circumstance” in Salt Lake City Monday night.
Several officers, along with SWAT officers and the SLCPD Hazardous Devices Unit can be seen in the area of 600 W. 200 S, where a “suspicious vehicle” was located.
While information on the investigation is limited at this time, police said one person has been taken into custody.
“We have not been able to confirm any sort of ‘device’ or ‘object’ is present or related to this call,” SLCPD said in a tweet.
The public is asked to avoid the area.
ABC4 has a crew at the scene gathering more information.
THIS STORY WILL BE UPDATED.