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Man captured after SWAT standoff

Man captured after SWAT standoff



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(KSL News) Snow didn't keep the SWAT team from doing its job today.

A man was captured at a local grocery store after he fled the scene of a hostage situation.

SWAT was called in to surround a house at 2500 East and 6400 South in Cottonwood Heights when a man barricaded himself and two other people inside.

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder said, "It does appear it was a hostage situation for a period of time. We've dealt with the suspect in the past, as well. It does appear the initial response was legitimate."

The man ran from the home, through a neighbor's yard and took off in a car. But sheriff's deputies kept in contact with him through cell phone.

The man surrendered at a Smith's grocery store on 3500 East and Bengal Boulevard.

No criminal charges were pressed, but deputies did take him to the University of Utah for a mental evaluation.

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