OREM, Utah (ABC4) – The Orem Police Department has taken a man into custody following a standoff in an Orem neighborhood that occurred in the morning on Thursday, Sept. 29.
Police were called to an Orem home in the area of 400 South and 700 East at 4:10 a.m. after receiving reports of a possible family fight. Officials say they also received a report of a man in the home had fired a gun.
Orem PD Chief of Police Josh Adams said when officers arrived at the scene, they made contact with the man, who was located in a basement apartment. Police say negotiations with the man started before he eventually stepped out of the home with a gun and exchanged gunfire with the officers “several times.”
“After several hours of negotiation the subject came out of the home and was taken into custody,” said Adams in a release.
The man was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment for the injuries he received. His current status is unknown. There have been no reports of any officers being injured in the gunfire.
Officials say the Utah County Officer Involved Critical Incident Team was called and will handle the investigation into the incident.
“This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released at a later date,” Adams concluded in his statement.
ORIGINAL STORY: SWAT standoff in Orem
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 // 10:02 A.M.
OREM, Utah (ABC4) – The Orem City Police Dispatch confirmed with ABC4 there is an active standoff involving SWAT teams in the area near 400 south and 700 east in Orem.
There is no additional information at this time.
This is an ongoing situation and ABC4 will provide updates as they become available.