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Police Arrest Suspects After Hours of Negotiations

Police Arrest Suspects After Hours of Negotiations



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(KSL News) Hours of negotiation ended with two arrests this morning in Murray.

25-year-old Justin Severnak had outstanding felony warrants for several crimes, including drug dealing and robberies. Police received a tip he was inside a house in Murray, so they set up a perimeter.

Police Arrest Suspects After Hours of Negotiations

They tried to negotiate with Severnak over the phone and over a P.A. system, but he wouldn't surrender. Eventually, officers and K-9s entered the house and found Severnak and a woman hiding in the attic. Both were arrested around 2:00 this morning.

The incident woke up neighbors, but most were grateful to have the protection.

Scott Miller/ Taylorsville Police Dept.: "We were approached by several neighbors who indicated this particular house had been a source of a lot of suspicious activity, they believe drug activity. They've been very supportive of us through this particular effort and expressed their pleasure that something's finally being done."

Police Arrest Suspects After Hours of Negotiations

The suspects will be booked in the Salt Lake County jail.

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