SWAT team shoots man in Utah standoff

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  • Nebsy Ephraim, UT
    March 20, 2019 11:21 a.m.

    Evidence suggests..... This man's 'crime' was in asking to be left alone. Repeatedly expressing his desire to be left alone. Asking to be left alone is now punishable by armed government agents surrounding your home and ultimately removing your arm with rifles. At taxpayer expense.

    What am I missing.....

  • upallnight Provo, UT
    March 19, 2019 7:30 p.m.

    Sanpete County sheriff's deputies were initially called to 379 N. Main in Spring City, where Paul Harward, 53, fired a gun at another person, according to a statement from the sheriff's office....
    "Harward was uncooperative with law enforcement, refused to exit the residence and eventually disconnected contact."...
    “Harward eventually came out of the residence and fired at officers, according to the statement. SWAT team members returned fire, striking Harward.”
    As stated above, 911was called because he fired at another person. Not because he was suicidal. He chose to stop communicating with police and eventually came out firing. It also stated that he was diagnosed with a medical condition and not a mental disorder. Police only fired back when fired upon. I believe that is actual standard operating procedure. Lethal force is used only when absolutely necessary. It is saddening that someone would criticize our law enforcement officers who were out there risking there lives trying to safely take a man into custody that had already shot at another human being. Thank you Utah County Metro Swat for all you do to protect all citizens.