UPDATE: Officers identify suspect in Taylorsville SWAT incident

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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – Officers have identified the man involved in Saturday’s SWAT incident.

According to the Unified Police Department, the name of the suspect from the April 17 SWAT incident is 43-year-old Ben M. Williams, Jr. of Taylorsville.  

Officials say Williams Jr., has since been booked into the Salt Lake County jail on multiple felony charges.


Original Story: Man who fired at SWAT during a Taylorsville standoff taken into custody

SATURDAY 04/17/21 10:00 p.m.

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – A man is now in custody after allegedly barricading himself and firing shots out of a Taylorsville home, Saturday.

According to UPD officials the man involved in Saturday’s SWAT incident has been taken into custody as of 10:00 p.m. Saturday.

No other details were immediately available.

Original Story: Police, SWAT rush to Taylorsville Home

SATURDAY 04/17/21 5:12 p.m.

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – Law enforcement is currently on the scene of a barricaded suspect in Taylorsville Saturday evening.

Unified Police Department responded to a domestic incident involving a father and his son. The father was transported to the hospital with injuries and the son ended up barricading himself inside the home located on Queenswood near 3500 west and 5300 south.

Officers from every jurisdiction in Unified territory is on scene along with Unified Fire Department and SWAT.

According to Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera the scene is still very active and the suspect fired multiple rounds of bullets at SWAT. No one was injured in that shooting.

Tear gas has been deployed inside the home and it continues to be an ongoing situation.

ABC4 has had a crew on the scene since 5:30 pm and will continue to update this story as the incident unfolds.

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