Man in Standoff Threatened to Have Propane Tanks on Himself

Man in Standoff Threatened to Have Propane Tanks on Himself


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Alex Cabrero ReportingPolice say a man went to his ex-wife's house in Cottonwood Heights this afternoon, claiming to have strapped propane tanks to himself.

Police say the man threatened to kill himself.

38-year old Tom Erlidge eventually gave himself up to police peacefully, but police are still working to clean up the area and find answers.

Police had roadblocked 2300 East during the standoff. The man said he had propane and was threatening to kill himself. It was a domestic violence issue. Police say they have a past history with this couple.

At one point the man said he was, "going to end it all now." Police took that to be a big threat, but after saying that, the man walked out of the house and surrendered peacefully.

Police did evacuate a few homes in the Campus Drive area during the standoff.

The man was taken to University of Utah Medical Center. Police didn't find any propane or guns in the area.

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