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SWAT standoff in Tooele ends peacefully, no further threat to public

Dec 8, 2022, 3:22 PM | Updated: 5:10 pm
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Tooele Police respond to a scene in Tooele City on Dec. 8, 2022. (Derek Petersen, KSL TV)
(Derek Petersen, KSL TV)

TOOELE, Utah — A SWAT standoff in Tooele Thursday afternoon has ended peacefully, according to city officials.

 

Earlier in the day, residents in a Tooele neighborhood near 800 East and Skyline were ordered to shelter in place after multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a call about shots being fired on Thursday afternoon.

Police were alerted to a problem when a neighbor called 911 around 12:45 p.m.

Officers reported that someone inside a home fired 20 shots at nobody in particular. There have been no injuries, and officers have not returned fire.

The man inside the home is believed to be the homeowner.

The city is asking people to avoid the area of Deer Hollow and advised that anyone sheltering in place stay in their basements.

A SWAT team, as well as the Utah Highway Patrol, Tooele and Grantsville Police Departments, and the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office have all responded to the scene. 

 

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