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Police use tear gas to end standoff in Salt Lake City

Police use tear gas to end standoff in Salt Lake City


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SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City police and SWAT teams used tear gas to force out a man who had barricaded himself in an apartment after a woman told police he held her and her baby against her will for three days.

Authorities began negotiating with the 32-year-old man around 7 p.m., and when attempts to talk him out failed, they shot the gas into the apartment about 9:45 p.m., said Salt Lake City police Detective Pat Wilkinson. After about five minutes, the man surrendered.

The 34-year-old woman remained hospitalized Tuesday night from injuries sustained during the time she was held captive, Wilkinson said. The 5-month-old was fine.

The apartment complex is located at 505 N. Main and was evacuated by police during the negotiations.

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