SWAT standoff forces neighborhood to shelter-in-place, suspect arrested

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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4 News) – A standoff with police in Taylorsville forced a neighborhood to shelter-in-place overnight near 6500 South and 4500 West.   

The Unified Police Department said at 10 o’clock Thursday night they received a call about a woman being held against her will inside a home. When officers arrived, they said the suspect locked himself inside and refused to come out. 

Residents were advised by SWAT teams to shelter-in-place while negotiators worked to convince the suspect to come out of the house. The man surrendered peacefully to officers at about 1 o’clock Friday morning. 

Police said the woman who was reportedly being held against her will was not inside the home. The suspect was arrested on unrelated charges. 

The suspect’s name has not been released.

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