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Midvale schools locked down due to SWAT situation

Published: Thursday, March 14 2013 2:36 p.m. MDT

MIDVALE — Two schools were temporarily placed on lockdown as a precaution Thursday because of nearby police action.

Both Midvale Elementary and Midvale Middle schools were placed on lockdown, meaning students were not allowed to walk outside the building.

Nearby, Unified police were attempting to question a man about a recent vehicle burglary. The man also had several outstanding warrants, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal.

A person answered the door at a house near 8000 South and 500 West about 10:30 a.m. and told officers the 28-year-old man they were looking for was in a back bedroom.

But when officers got to the room, they found it was closed and barricaded. The man inside said "he had a gun and wasn't coming out," according to Hoyal.

The officers backed out of the house and called a SWAT team. By 11:45 a.m., the man came out of the house without further incident and surrendered.

Morgan Winger has a long criminal history in Utah dating back to 2003, according to state court records. Most recently, he was convicted of felony forgery in 2012 and had a warrant out for his arrest for violating probation. He was convicted of felony drug possession in 2011 and also had a warrant out for his arrest for probation violations on that case, according to Utah State Court records.

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