Police: Sanpete County SWAT situation ends with barricaded suspect shooting at officials

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SPRING CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A Monday night SWAT situation ended early Tuesday morning after the barricaded suspect exited the home firing at officers.

Police received a call at 5:27 p.m. Monday of a firearm being discharged at a residence between 300 North and 400 North Main Street in Spring City. 

Derek Taysom with the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office says the barricaded incident ended around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday after the resident exited his home shooting at officers.

Officials say they contacted 53-year-old Paul Harward via phone and talked to him for several minutes, but he refused to exit.

Taysom says he came out of the residence shooting at officers. Utah County Metro SWAT officials returned fire and was hit. Harward was transported to St. Pete Valley Hospital in Mt. Pleasant where he was airlifted to Salt Lake County.

Harward is considered to be in stable condition. Officials say the situation is still under investigation and to avoid the area if possible.

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