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April 9, 2022
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SLCPD Investigating DV Assault, Possible Kidnapping

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a possible domestic violence-related assault and kidnapping involving a man and a woman.

This investigation started at 1:47 a.m. on Saturday April 9, 2022 when SLC911 received information that a 23-year-old man allegedly assaulted and then kidnapped a 22-year-old woman at a club near 140 West Pierpont Avenue.

Officers eventually located the suspect’s vehicle at an apartment complex near 180 North West Temple Street.

Officers set up a containment area around the apartment and began multiple attempts to communicate with the man and woman. After more than an hour of attempting to communicate, the man and woman would not open the door.

The on-scene incident commander requested the assistance of SLCPD SWAT and Crisis Negotiators. These highly trained teams provide patrol officers with additional resources.

At 6:38 a.m. the man surrendered and officers safely took him into custody.

The victim along with a young child also peacefully exited the apartment. Paramedics transported the victim to an area hospital with minor injuries. The child was unharmed.

Based on the information available to officers, the suspect and victim are known to each other through a romantic relationship. Detectives with the SLCPD Domestic Violence Squad responded to the scene and will continue with the criminal investigation.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reminds the community of the resources available to support survivors of domestic violence in Utah.

Utah Department of Human Services: Domestic Violence Services
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

Anyone who is a survivor of domestic violence can call us at 801-799-3000 and ask to speak with a victim advocate or call their 24-hour hotline directly at 801-580-7969. All services are free, and callers can get information anonymously.

A photo from the scene is being released.

The name of the suspect and charges will not be released until after he is booked into jail. No updates on this case are expected over the weekend.

No further information on this case is being released.

At this time, neither the PIO nor the On-Duty Watch Commander are available for interviews.