UPDATE: Man arrested after using saw to cut someone’s face in Salt Lake City, prompting SWAT response

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WEDNESDAY 10/13/2021 8:58 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Police have identified the man arrested after an early morning SWAT incident in Salt Lake City.

New details from Salt Lake City Police say 32-year-old Samuel Hubble has been arrested for aggravated assault, obstruction of justice, and criminal mischief. The argument allegedly began when Hubble approached a group of people walking a dog around 11 p.m., Salt Lake City Police say in arresting documents.

Hubble was seen walking around with a reciprocating saw, witnesses tell police. He allegedly walked into the leash holding the dog and when the group began telling him to untangle himself, Hubble allegedly “began activating the [sawzall] blade and pointing it towards all three individuals.”

Despite previously reporting a woman had been cut by the saw, police say in arresting documents that a man received a laceration to the center of his forehead just above his eyes. Hubble also tried cutting the leash.

After cutting one of the people walking the dog, Hubble allegedly went into his nearby home and returned with a metal pipe. He began using it to break the windows of one of the individual’s vehicles. Police say the witness had been hiding in the vehicle. Salt Lake City Police say they arrived at the scene as this was happening and Hubble returned to his home.

Salt Lake City Police tried multiple times to bring Hubble out of his home but say he repeatedly refused commands. SWAT and hostage negotiation teams were called in. Around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, the SWAT team entered Hubble’s home and took him into custody without incident.

WATCH: Previous coverage of SLC SWAT incident

Police say a saw matching the description given by a victim and a metal bat were recovered from the scene. Hubble is now being held in the Salt Lake County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and obstruction of justice.

ORIGINAL STORY: Man allegedly cuts person’s face with saw, arrested after SLC SWAT incident

WEDNESDAY 10/13/2021 6:23 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A woman is in the hospital and a man is in custody after a SWAT standoff in Salt Lake City overnight.

At around 11 p.m. Tuesday, Salt Lake City Police were notified of a fight near the intersection of 300 East and 200 South. Officers arrived and learned three people were outside walking a dog when a man approached them.

The man somehow began entangled in the dog leash, leading to a verbal altercation between him and the three people walking the dog. During the altercation, Salt Lake City Police say the man used a reciprocating saw and assaulted a woman by cutting her above her eye. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

After assaulting the woman, police say the man returned to his nearby home, grabbed a metal pipe, and broke out a window in a vehicle. Before officers could arrive on the scene, they report the man returned to his home.

When patrol officers tried to contact the man by phone and giving verbal commands over a loudspeaker, they say the man refused to come out of the home. A Salt Lake City SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Team were called in.

Those teams arrived on the scene and tried additional efforts to contact the man. At around 2 a.m. on Wednesday – about three hours after the incident began – SWAT entered the home and found the man inside a bedroom. He was taken into custody without further incident. Neither the suspect nor any Salt Lake City Police members were injured.

The name and age of the suspect will not be released until he has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail, police say. The incident is still under investigation and no additional information is being released at this time.

ABC4 will provide updates on this story as information becomes available.

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