ST. GEORGE — A man was taken into custody by police following a 4-hour incident in Little Valley that involved the SWAT team and multiple officers that was set in motion the night before when officers responded to a report of a family fight at the same residence.
After a more than 3-hour standoff, a 46-year-old man surrendered to authorities and was transported to jail following an incident that involved St. George Police Department's SWAT team. The team was deployed to a residence on East 3770 South in Little Valley to assist in searching for the man while the entire block was cordoned off by police, St. George Police Sgt. Tyrell Bangerter told St. George News at the scene.
Bangerter also said once SWAT was called out, two schools, Little Valley Elementary and Sunrise Ridge Intermediate, were placed on lockout, to prevent anyone from entering the facilities, as was reported earlier by Steven Dunham, Washington County School District communications director. The man was taken into custody shortly before 2 p.m. but the lockout remained in place until the close of the school day as a safety precaution.
Tuesday's incident began the night before when officers were dispatched to a residence on East 3770 South in Little Valley on a family fight in progress.
Domestic violence resources
Help for people in abusive relationships can be found by contacting:
- Utah Domestic Violence Coalition: Utah's confidential statewide, 24-hour domestic violence hotline at 1-800-897-LINK (5465)
- YWCA Women in Jeopardy program: 801-537-8600
- Utah's statewide child abuse and neglect hotline: 1-855-323-DCFS (3237)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233