Standoff in Alpine ends peacefully

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ALPINE, UTAH COUNTY -- A five-hour standoff in Alpine ends with a 62-year-old man in police custody.

Police were called to his home on the 300 West block of Meadowlark Drive around 10:30 Saturday morning by his family. They said he had a gun and was threatening to hurt himself.

The family was able to get out of the home safely. Officials then called in SWAT teams, and police surrounded the home.

Neighbor Tony Xanthos said, "When I came out, they instructed me to go back into the house because they had rifles."

Police say there was little communication with the man until the end, when he surrendered and was escorted from the home.

Lone Peak police Sgt. Jacob Moosman said, "After approximately five hours, 62-year-old male individual gave, made the right decision and came out, and we were able to take him safely out of that situation."

Police are not confirming the man's name, but neighbors we spoke with were shocked by who was involved. They say this man is a great guy, a family man who worked in a very pressure-filled job field.

Police are not commenting on what upset the man so much.



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