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Police arrest man for threatening others with a large drill bit

Sep 16, 2023, 9:00 AM | Updated: 9:13 am

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department arrested a man after he threatened people with a drill bit. 

Police said in a press release that a person called 911 around 3:30 p.m. Friday about a man threatening others near 1500 S. 500 W.

 

When officers arrived, they found Maxwell Cowan, 31,  standing in a parking lot holding a drill bit. In addition to Cowan, police said there were several other community members in the parking lot as well. 

Police said that when they ordered Cowan to drop his weapon, he began running towards the others in the parking lot. 

“Cowan posed an immediate threat to community members,” the release stated.

Police said they used a Taser on Cowan to prevent him from injuring anyone and arrested him.

Paramedics then took Cowan to the hospital for minor injuries. After he was cleared by doctors, officers booked him into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail. 

Police said in the release that they charged Cowan with “public intoxication, making threats of violence, threatening others using a dangerous weapon, failing to stop at the command of a police officer, failure to identify, six counts of failure to register as a sex offender, and being in possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.”

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Police arrest man for threatening others with a large drill bit