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Man wanted on multiple felony warrants brought down by police K-9

By Jen Riess, | Updated - Feb. 12, 2020 at 8:41 p.m. | Posted - Feb. 12, 2020 at 7:03 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A police K-9 helped officers bring a man wanted on multiple felony warrants into custody Wednesday evening.

Salt Lake City Police Lt. Jenn Diederich said the man was wanted by both Unified and West Valley City police departments on multiple charges, including aggravated assault, selling drugs and fleeing from police. After Wednesday's incident, the man will likely face more charges for fleeing officers.

Officers initially went to a house to find the man wanted on multiple warrants and he and a friend left in a white car, Diederich said.

Police pursued the pair and tried to pull the car over. The friend was caught immediately and the wanted man fled on foot.

"He ran from us, actually got into a car, and (police) were following him," Diederich said. "He ran from the car, that's why we set up the containment."

A Salt Lake police K-9 found and bit the man, allowing officials to detain him at the off-ramp at 600 North and I-15. The man was taken to a hospital to be treated for the dog bite injury, according to Diederich.

Neither man's identity was released by police.

Contributing: Lauren Bennett, and Stuart Johnson, KSL TV


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