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Standoff ends peacefully after domestic dispute

By KSL.com | Posted - Nov. 13, 2010 at 3:36 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- An early-morning police standoff on Saturday ended with an arrest after a woman said her husband threatened to kill her.

Police say the woman called 911 and told them her husband, who had been drinking, had an argument with her and her daughter. That's when he allegedly threatened to kill her and held her inside the house near 1000 North and 1500 West.

"He brandished a weapon to his family," said Pat Wilkinson with Salt Lake City police. "We also know, according to his family, he has many more weapons in the home."

Police say a man barricaded himself inside after police tried to get him to come out. SWAT teams surrounded the house and evacuated the neighbors.

The standoff ended several hours later when the man surrendered. Police took him into custody and booked him into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of domestic violence and aggravated assault charges.

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