Standoff in West Jordan Ends With Arrest

Standoff in West Jordan Ends With Arrest

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WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP/KSL News) -- A three-hour standoff in West Jordan has ended with a man behind bars.

The situation began around 3:00 this morning. Police say a 21-year-old Zachary Larrinaga barricaded himself in his home. They say Larrinaga was intoxicated and was threatening his grandmother and aunt inside the house.

Standoff in West Jordan Ends With Arrest

Police say Larrinaga had a gun and was making suicidal threats. Officers say he was considered armed and dangerous.

Then about 6:00 am, police released tear gas into the home and were able to take Larrinaga into police custody. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

The standoff lasted a little more than three hours. Although the situation is over now, it did affect morning commuters for a short while this morning when police closed Redwood Road from 9200 South to 9800 South. It's now reopened.

Police say they have been to Larrinaga’s house before. According to investigators, the suspect made an attempted suicide claim just a month ago.

(The Associated Press Contributed to this story)

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