Standoff in Sandy ends in arrest


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SANDY — A man believed to have fired a shot after allegedly slashing his neighbor's tires was arrested early Thursday.

Just after midnight, a man living in a basement apartment near 7700 South and 1300 East got into an argument with a person living in the upstairs portion of the residence, said Sandy Police Sgt. Jon Arnold.

The man from the downstairs unit went outside and slashed the tires of the truck belonging to the upstairs resident and then grabbed a gun, Arnold said.

The couple in the upstairs unit saw the man point the gun into their kitchen window and called 911, he said.

Just as officers arrived about 12:15 a.m. they heard a single shot fired, Arnold said.

The officers backed off and called in a SWAT team. When SWAT members arrived they evacuated the residents from the upstairs unit. They then called the father of the alleged gunman on his cellphone, Arnold said.

The father was still in the basement apartment and came out to talk to police. He said he believed his son was inside intoxicated and asleep.

A robot with a camera from South Jordan police was brought in to go inside the home. The camera verified the man was asleep on his bed, Arnold said. SWAT members went in and arrested him without incident just before 6 a.m.

Eric Grundstrom, 30, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and discharging a firearm. A gun and a spent shell casing were recovered from the scene.

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Written by Pat Reavy with contributions from Shara Park.

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