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Man claiming to have a gun and a bomb shuts down Legacy Parkway

Police apprehend the man after he swung a metal rod at them.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Numerous police agencies respond to a man driving erratically and claiming to have a gun and a bomb as a police chase ends on Center Street over Legacy Highway on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

The Legacy Parkway reopened on Wednesday afternoon, after a SWAT team apprehended a man after a standoff.

According to North Salt Lake police, the man was driving erratically and Woods Cross police began a pursuit, which they abandoned to prevent an accident. The man stopped his truck near Center Street in North Salt Lake.

When officers approached him, he told them he had a gun and a bomb, threatened to set his gas tank on fire, and waved a metal rod at them. SWAT team members arrived, and after flash bombs and tear gas sent the man running, he was apprehended by police.

The Legacy Parkway was reopened about 1:30 p.m.