SPRINGVILLE A Special Weapons and Tactics team was deployed here Saturday afternoon after residents of an apartment building near 100 South and 800 East heard a pop.
Streets were closed near the apartment building and no one was allowed to enter the neighborhood during the SWAT staging, said Springville Police Lt. Dave Caron. There were no forced evacuations, but some people left the area voluntarily.
The noise came from an apartment that earlier had been the scene of a fight between a man and his girlfriend, Caron said. The man had threatened suicide, causing the woman to leave. The man had several guns in the apartment.
The SWAT team tried to contact the man for three hours but eventually entered the residence and found him dead, Caron said.
"It's just one of those sad things that happens," he said.