Two-hour standoff with intoxicated man ends peacefully in Park City

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PARK CITY, Utah (News4Utah) –  A man who put a knife to the throat of another man is in jail after a two-hour stand off with police in Park City. 

According to Captain Phil Kirk, Park City Police, the incident started at the apartment of 36-year-old Nathan Bozung, located on the 400 block of Ontario Avenue. Bozung, two of his neighbors and some other individuals had just returned home from drinking at a local bar. 

One of the neighbors told police that Bozung started to “bully” one of the individuals at his home and grew more and more agitated with him. 

“Bozung became increasingly hostile toward this individual. Bozung had retrieved two kitchen set type knives and had placed them against the throat of this unknown individual. Bozung did not actually inflict bodily injury to the individual,” said the neighbor.

After the individuals fled the apartment, the neighbor followed Bozung as he walked down
to his vehicle and grabbed rifle ammunition then walked back to the apartment to retreive an AR style rifle. The witness went to grab the rifle but Bozung got aggravated with him and took possession of the rifle and began loading it while stating to the witness, “I’m going to kill you!”

The neighbor then backed away and left with the other individuals and called police. 

Officers responded and set up containment around the residence just before 11 a.m. Police tried to contact Bozung, via cell, multiple times without success.

A search warrant was submitted and approved but after a family member made contact with Bozung
inside the residence just before 1 p.m, Bozung exited the residence and was taken into custody.

While in custody, Bozung made little spontaneous comments about being intoxicated, needing to get off the whiskey, and stated that at one point, he blacked out. Bozung refused to answer any questions and requested his attorney.

Bozung was booked into the Summit County Jail for aggravated assault, outstanding warrants, and intoxication.

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