Unified Police say they were forced to shock an ax-wielding, mentally disturbed man multiple times with a Taser Friday morning after he allegedly stabbed and slashed his mother.
UPD Detective Jared Richardson said the incident began about 5:30 a.m. when the 60-year-old woman went into her garage at 5586 S. 5720 West in Kearns, apparently to drive away. She and her 39-year-old son argued over yet-to-be-determined issues and he allegedly stabbed and cut her.
"From there, it apparently developed into sort of a hostage situation, with him keeping the mother and his adult sister [inside the house]," Richardson said.
UPD officers received their first 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance at the address about 8:45 a.m. Officers were already in the area on an unrelated call and arrived quickly, spotting the man, holding an ax, inside the open garage.