HERRIMAN — A standoff between a Unified police SWAT team and a man barricaded in a house ended after about two hours after police fired tear gas and flash grenades into the home.
Just before 2:30 p.m., Unified police announced the standoff had ended and Wilford Hoglund, 35, had been taken into custody.
The incident began about noon when Unified police officers responded to 13351 S. 7300 West on a report of a man breaking out windows, possibly using a rifle, but that had not been verified by police, Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke said.
The first officers that arrived found a shed on fire on the property and watched the man run inside the house, Lohrke said. The fire quickly burned itself out, he said.
Hoglund is related to the homeowner but does not live there, Lohrke said. He allegedly told police he would shoot at officers unless he was allowed to speak to his family, Lohrke said.
While Hoglund claimed there was at least one other person in the house with him, Lohrke said the homeowner told police that all of the people who normally live in the residence had been accounted for.
As a precaution, the Jordan School District said Butterfield Canyon Elementary, 6860 Mary Leizan Lane, was placed on a lockout at the request of law enforcement. Residents in the area were also asked to shelter in place.
The standoff ended about 2:30 p.m. when SWAT members launched tear gas and "flash-bangs" - designed to temporarily startle suspects and disorient them with a loud noise and bright flash of light - into the house. Hoglund exited the house and got on the ground in the front yard, Lohrke said. He struggled with officers who attempted to handcuff him, he said. But the officers were able to bring him under control.
A weapon was found inside the house, Lohrke said. But there was no one else inside.1 comment on this story
Hoglund has a lengthy criminal history, according to court records. He was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly attacking his live-in girlfriend in 2014. The case was dismissed after witnesses for the state failed to show, court records state.
He was charged in a separate incident in 2014 with assault in Herriman Justice Court. But that case was also dismissed when a deal was reached, according to court records.
In another case in 2014, Hoglund was convicted of felony DUI. His court history, which dates back to 2001 when he was 19, includes charges for intoxication, DUI, criminal mischief and domestic violence, according to court records.