Utah Department of Health building in Millcreek has glass door shot out with pellet gun

Utah Department of Health

Utah Department of Health building in Millcreek has glass door shot out with pellet gun

By Katie Workman, KSL.com | Updated - Oct. 30, 2020 at 1:42 p.m. | Posted - Oct. 30, 2020 at 12:46 p.m.


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MILLCREEK — A glass door at the Utah Department of Health office building in Millcreek was shot out late Thursday night with a pellet gun, authorities confirmed.

Photos the agency shared with KSL showed several windows and a door of the office building, located near 3760 S. Highland Drive, shattered.

"We can confirm a door was shot out by a pellet gun," Charla Haley, a spokesperson for UDOH, told KSL. "No one entered the building. Nothing was taken and no one was injured. There was no additional vandalism."

She also added "it's unclear what, if any, relation there is between this incident and recent protests at the homes of public health officials."

Jenny Johnson, another Utah Department of Health public information officer, told KSL NewsRadio the office had received no threats. The door that was shot out was a public entrance used mainly for EMTs getting fingerprinted and other such affairs, she explained.

The shooting comes on the heels of various anti-mask protests against public health officials. Thursday, a few protesters congregated outside the home of state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn; police intervened to disperse the small group.

Tom Hudachko, UDOH spokesperson, confirmed Friday that approximately 30 people also showed up at the house Dr. Joseph K. Miner, the executive director of the Utah Department of Health, Thursday night to protest.

Governor Gary Herbert issued a statement condemning the protests and vowed to deploy all necessary resources to protect public health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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