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RIVERTON — A Unified Police SWAT team has surrounded the house of a man that police say took a shot at his wife before barricading himself inside.

The incident began as a domestic verbal argument between the 31-year-old man, who police say has a military background, and his wife. After she left the house, 4962 W. Duncan Meadow Lane (13430 South), and was driving away, the man fired a shot at her from the inside of the house, Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said. The woman was not hit.

She called police at 6:17 p.m. Hoyal said the man has made threats to shoot police officers and himself. Several homes have been evacuated as police attempt to talk the man into a peaceful surrender. He is alone inside of the house, and it is unclear what kind of weapon he used or how heavily he is armed.

13400 South is closed, and motorists are being detoured to 12600 South.

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