SWAT team responds to man barricaded inside Spring City home

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UPDATE: Derek Taysom with the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office says Monday’s 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. 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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SPRING CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) –  Sanpete County Sheriff’s office is responding to a man barricaded inside a home Monday evening. 

Police received a call around 5:30 p.m. about a firearm being discharged at a residence between 300 North and 400 North Main Street in Spring City. 

When police arrived, they made contact with the man by phone, but they say he was uncooperative.

The area has been cordoned off and police believe the barricaded man is the only person in the residence.

Utah County’s SWAT team responded to the scene to help with the incident.

This is a developing story. Information will be posted as it becomes available. 

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