Logan • Police say a northern Utah homeowner held a man at gunpoint after an attempted break-in.

Cache County sheriff’s deputies tell the Herald Journal the Wellsville homeowner caught the man trying to get into the house early Thursday morning and held him for at least 10 minutes after his wife called police from the safety of a locked bathroom. Two children were asleep in the house as the scene unfolded.

Cache County Chief Deputy Matt Bilodeau says the suspect was arrested quietly, but after he was booked into jail he caused an electrical short after removing a light-switch cover.

Bilodeau says hospital staffers confirmed the man wasn’t seriously injured, but after his return to jail he tried to sneak out behind a volunteer.

He was secured and is being held on suspicion of burglary, escape and other charges.