Ax-wielding man terrorizes Murray neighborhood

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  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 10, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    "After about an hour, Woodhead, who was now soaking wet, got cold and officers were able to talk him into surrendering without further incident, Bass said."


    Since the Taser prongs were left on the roof it would appear that he was not affected by the Taser because he wasn't hit by it.

    I guarantee that -anyone- to whom a Taser actually connects, will be rendered immobile. Drugged up or not.

    In this case it appears getting doused with water on a cold Autumn night was the right remedy. Though I must admit that had he pulled this stunt at my house and I had a gun handy, he wouldn't have moved on to anyone else.

  • TripleCrown Santa Ana, CA
    Nov. 6, 2012 3:09 p.m.

    DN comment reviewers are hyper-sensitive today, perhaps preparing for an onslaught of intensive election result feedback.

    Fortunately, the police officers in the would-be axe murder story exercised better judgement and used only the minimum force required to defuse this situation. Many other law enforcement agencies would have found an excuse to shoot to kill. Kudos to Murray police.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 2:44 p.m.

    Sounds exciting.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 9:41 a.m.

    Bass said investigators believed the man was "under the influence of something." ` DN article.


    Ya, like his anti-depressant SSRI meds.

    read the FDA warning labels on the box, it's in there.

  • blakeman slc, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 9:38 a.m.

    Sounds like this might be another case of someone tripping out on bath salts... Man that stuff is scary.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 6, 2012 9:16 a.m.

    The man should thank his lucky stars that he is still alive. Some folks would have taken care of business and then called 911.