Gunman caught after manhunt in southeast Salt Lake City
After a three-hour search, police caught up to a suspicious man who had possibly brandished a handgun in a southeast Salt Lake City neighborhood early Friday afternoon.
A 911 call about the man brought out about 15 officers, with two dog teams, to secure an area around 900 East Logan Avenue (1610 South) at 1:20 p.m., said Salt Lake City police Detective Josh Ashdown.
The incident began at 11:30 a.m. when a report came in that the suspect had threatened someone with the gun. Officers located the suspect and attempted to arrest him, but he got away during a struggle and foot chase.
Police set up a search containment area but called off the effort at 2 p.m. without results. They went back to where the man was first sighted and, working from there, found him hiding in a nearby backyard at about 4:30 p.m., said Lt. Brian Purvis.
At that point the 29-year-old suspect gave up without incident, Purvis said.