Police Move In to End Seven Hour Standoff

Police Move In to End Seven Hour Standoff

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(KSL News) -- A seven hour standoff in South Salt Lake is over. A SWAT team moved into a home near 30th south and 3rd east about seven thirty tonight. They shot tear gas into the home twice before going in.

Steve Daniels, South Salt Lake Police Dept.: "We gave him ample time to come out and we never got a response from him."

They found a man on the kitchen floor, dead from an apparent suicide.

Police Move In to End Seven Hour Standoff

The standoff began during the noon hour after the man's estranged wife called police. She said they were in the process of getting a divorce, and the man was in a pickup outside the home, drunk and suicidal.

When police showed up he fired several shots and holed up inside the home, and wasn't heard from or seen until the SWAT team went inside

Police haven't released his name.

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