Domestic dispute leads to SWAT standoff with suspect in Salt Lake City home

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – A man has been arrested following a domestic dispute that turned into a SWAT standoff in Salt Lake City Sunday afternoon.

Salt Lake City Police Detective Greg Wilking said the incident started around 9:15 a.m at a different location with a domestic incident of some kind.

The suspect, 31-year-old Darin Ackman, then fled to his home at 1538 Hayes Street where he barricaded himself inside. It was not known if there were any weapons inside the home or in the suspects possession. 

Wilking said they had little contact with the suspect for several hours. 

“When we have time on our side, and we can slow things down and make sure we get the right resources in place to ensure public safety, to ensure officer safety and the subject’s safety, that all takes time,” Wilking said. “We would rather do it slow and right rather than try to hurry things along and have someone get injured.” 

SWAT decided to use a chemical substance to get the Ackman to come out of the house. When he excited, police were able to take him into custody without incident.

He was booked into jail on outstanding warrants and new charges of domestic violence from the events that occurred today. 

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