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Three people were taken into custody following a brief standoff with a SWAT team at a Midvale hotel.

MIDVALE — Three people were taken into custody following a brief standoff with a SWAT team at a Midvale hotel.

The incident began early Wednesday when a car was stolen in the Cottonwood Heights area, said Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Ryan Shosted. A gun and credit cards had been inside the car, he said.

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Detectives were able to track the suspects as they used the credit cards, and police also obtained surveillance video, Shosted said. Police eventually tracked the trio to a motel near 280 West and 7200 South.

When officers knocked on the hotel room door, they saw through the window what appeared to be a gun pointed at them, Shosted said. The officers backed off and called for backup, including a Unified police SWAT team. Surrounding motel rooms were evacuated.

After about 20 minutes of negotiation, two women and a man, believed to be in their 40s, came out of the room about 12:30 p.m. and surrendered, he said.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.