Suspect arrested after seven-hour standoff in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department have arrested a 50-year-old man following a seven-hour standoff in the Fairpark neighborhood.
Standoff in Salt Lake City’s Fairpark neighborhood
On Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., authorities were notified of a domestic disturbance involving a firearm at a residence located near 300 North and 600 West.
Thomas Brown was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault – domestic violence, brandishing a firearm, and intoxication.
Police accused Brown of pointing a firearm at the victim. They also allege that he made comments that made the victim feel like her life was in jeopardy.
The victim then left the house and notified a family member. The family member called authorities, who spent several hours trying to contact Brown.
Just after 10 p.m., SWAT members entered the house through a bedroom window. A short time later, police say Brown exited the house, ending the standoff.
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