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UPDATED 3/24, 4:18 p.m.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) — West Valley Police shut down the road near 4900 South Bacchus Hwy. to protect the public after a reportedly suicidal man allegedly pointed a gun at multiple people, shot the gun, and took off at high speeds, according to West Valley City Police Department.

According to authorities, police received a call around 1:20 p.m. on Mar. 24 to report a family member who was allegedly suicidal and carrying a gun. Police said they could not respond as rules have recently changed to avoid a suicide-by-cop incident.

Around 2 p.m., other family members called the police to report that the man had allegedly stepped out of his vehicle near 4900 S Bacchus Hwy and was pointing the gun at himself and others, according to authorities.

Police say they responded to the call by shutting down the road to keep the public away from the individual and monitored him from a distance using a helicopter. Family nearby then tried to approach him when he allegedly fired his gun, climbed into his car and took off southbound on Bacchus at around 100 mph.

Police did not pursue him, rather they used spike strips to stop the car near 7900 South. The suspect then allegedly threw the gun out of the car window and surrendered to authorities. The suspect is currently in custody.

No injuries have been reported.