Update: Suspect with an air gun shut down State Street in Salt Lake City
Nov 17, 2021, 1:01 PM | Updated: 8:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police shut down State Street on Wednesday due to a threat of a man with a gun. Later on Wednesday, police reported the gun was a realistic-looking air gun.
At approximately 11:34 on Wednesday morning, community members reported seeing a man pointing a gun at pedestrians and vehicles along State Street near 400 South in Salt Lake City.
— SLC Police Dept. (@slcpd) November 17, 2021
An investigation began immediately following the reports. Police were dispatched to the Priority 1 call and arrived on scene in two minutes.
Upon arrival, police found the suspect, a 44-year-old man, on the southeast corner of the City and County Building. Police noticed the man was carrying a weapon. They say they believed it was the same weapon that he was previously reported to be wearing in his waistband.
Detective Marie Stewart of the Salt Lake City Police Department confirmed an officer fired two rounds at the suspect using a less-lethal shotgun.
Police took the suspect into custody, but he was also hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries.