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Suspect arrested after standoff with SLCPD and SWAT team

Mar 29, 2024, 9:30 AM | Updated: 11:00 am

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A Salt Lake City Police patrol car blocks traffic during a SWAT call near 1950 West North Temple. (SLCPD photo, March 28, 2024)

(SLCPD photo, March 28, 2024)

SALT LAKE CITY — On Thursday, 26-year-old Sheron Taylor-Shephard was arrested after a standoff with SWAT and Salt Lake City Police Department. The man barricaded himself inside of an apartment, according to a press release sent by the SLCPD.

Police were called to 1925 W. North Temple at 7:30 p.m. to with reports that a woman was threatened by Taylor-Shephard.

When police arrived at the scene, they woman told them that Taylor-Shephard had threatened to kill her after pulling out a knife.

After learning this information, police said they attempted to talk to Taylor-Shephard with no success. 

From there, SLCPD SWAT and crisis negotiators were called and at 10:30 p.m. Taylor-Shephard was arrested and taken to Salt Lake County Metro Jail. 

According to police, Taylor-Shepard was booked into jail for aggravated assault and violation of a protective order. 

Police said Taylor-Shephard and the woman who he allegedly threatened knew each other from a past relationship. 

No injuries were reported from the incident.

If you or someone you know is experiencing trouble linked to domestic violence, the following resources are available.

Utah Domestic Violence LINKLine
1-800-897-LINK (5465)
If LINKLine advocates experience an increased call volume, they will forward calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

StrongHearts Native Helpline
1-844-762-8483

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