An 18-year-old Salt Lake man who said he wanted officers to kill him barricaded himself in an apartment July 13 and held a knife to the throats of two teenage girls.
Officers had to kick in the door with guns drawn in the 8:40 a.m. incident near 900 East and 1300 South, a report said.The man, who eventually was arrested for investigation of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault, had slashed his own arm with a razor blade and told the girls he wanted to die and would force the officers to shoot him when they came through the door.
At first the man complied with officers' requests when they arrived at the disturbance. But then he began to fight them, at one point trying to bite one of the officers. He fought all the way to jail, the report said.
The two girls, ages 14 and 16, are acquaintances of the man. One suffered minor cuts from the knife.