FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com
SALT LAKE CITY — Today, officers assigned to the Salt Lake City Police Department arrested a 44-year-old man after community members reported seeing the suspect pointing a firearm at several cars and people.
This investigation started at approximately 11:34 a.m. when SLC911 received information about a person with a gun near 400 South State Street. Officers were immediately dispatched to this Priority 1 call and arrived on scene within two minutes of being dispatched.
When officers arrived in the area, they found the suspect on the south east corner of the City and County Building. Officers started blocking traffic in all directions and they could see the suspect with the weapon in his waistband.
An SLCPD officer with a less lethal shotgun arrived on scene and deployed less lethal rounds at the suspect.
The suspect then complied with the commands of the officers and was taken into custody.
Paramedics transported the suspect to a local hospital for minor injuries.
Officers secured the weapon and determined it to be a realistic looking air gun. A photo of the weapon is being released.
The name of the person arrested will not be released unless and until he is booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail.