WEST JORDAN — Officers seeking to arrest a suspect in an arson case Monday ended up in a standoff for several hours with the man who hid inside his home with a handgun, police said.
Police took him into custody about 5 p.m. Monday. No injuries were reported.
A SWAT team and police from several agencies evacuated homes as a precaution in the neighborhood at 3900 West and 85030 South.Comment on this story
No one else was believed to have been in the house with the man, whose name was not released, said West Jordan Police Sgt. J.C. Holt. He was in the yard when police first arrived but barricaded himself in the home shortly after, Holt said.
"He turned around and ran back into his home, and it was then that they noticed he had a handgun," Holt said.
Neighbor Marli Stevens said she saw officers bring the man out in handcuffs and put him in the back of a truck.
"Obviously, something bad was going on," she said.