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  • Cedar City Suicidal Standoff
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 11/06/13 - 07:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (CEDAR CITY, Utah) - Wednesday at approximately 530pm, Deputies were dispatched to 1300 North Iron Springs Road in Cedar City to a report of male subject lying in the roadway. As deputies responded a witness stated the subject had something to his throat and was acting irrational.

    Upon arrival the area, containment was set up which resulted in shutting down Iron Springs Road from approximately 600 North to 1700 North and adjacent roadways. The 26 year old male subject was located on the roadway and contained to the area. The subject was found to have a knife and advanced on deputies threating them. Deputies began trying to deescalate the situation.

    The Iron County Sheriff's SWAT team and other neighboring agencies were deployed to the area along with K-9 teams. A negotiator was on scene and talked with the subject for over two hours. After the two hours of communication with the subject, he became more irrationaland stopped talking with the negotiator. K-9's were deployed along with other less lethaloptions. The man was then taken into custody and transported to Valley View Medical Center for treatment.

    It was discovered after the incident a home in the area had been damaged by this person and criminal investigation is still active. Charges are pending at this time.

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