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Man arrested, 3 children safe following SWAT situation in Riverton

By Linda Williams, | Posted - Aug 21st, 2018 @ 10:58am

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RIVERTON — A SWAT situation involving a man and his three children ended safely in Riverton Tuesday morning, police said.

Police received a call and responded to a home near 13400 South and 5200 West around 2 a.m., according to Unified Police. A man at his parents' home was threatening to harm himself and his three children, ages 10, 8 and 5, police said.

SWAT arrived and a negotiator contacted the man. Police took James Dansie, 34, into custody and the children were declared safe just before 6:30 a.m.

Dansie was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of threats of violence and domestic violence in the presence of a child, according to Unified Police.

The children were expected to be reunited with their mother.

13400 South was closed at the border of Riverton and Herriman but reopened around 7 a.m.

Contributing: Ladd Egan, KSL TV


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