HERRIMAN (News4Utah) – A SWAT standoff ended peacefully Wednesday afternoon in Herriman.
Officials said 35-year-old Wilford Hoglund barricaded himself inside a home at 13351 South 7300 West.
He was reportedly seen breaking out windows with a rifle and was not cooperating with officials. After nearly two hours of negotiating with the suspect SWAT members were finally able to take him into custody after firing tear gas and flashbangs into the home.
Police asked those living in the area to shelter-in-place during the incident.
Nearby Butterfield Canyon Elementary was also placed on shelter-in-place, during the standoff.
As a precautionary measure, Butterfield Canyon Elementary has been placed on a lockout at the request of law enforcement, as they investigate a situation in the neighborhood. All students are safe. We will advise you when more information is available.— Jordan District (@jordandistrict) April 11, 2018
When officers first arrived on scene they found a shed on fire which they say Hoglund set, but eventually it burned out on its own. Witnesses say they saw him with rifle, but police said there was no credible evidence that he actually had a hostage.
Police said in situations like these they take their time for the safety of everyone involved.
“Time is on our side in this situation we didn’t have any credible information that a hostage was at risk. That obviously would speed up the process in this,” said Brian Lohrke with Unified Police Department.