VIDEO: Man Breaks Down Front Door of SLC House; Grabs 14-Inch Knife
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – June 30, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – Salt Lake City Police Department said an allegedly drug-addled male broke down the front door of a home at 460 S. 1000 West Tuesday around 11:45 a.m.
Detective Cody Lougy from SLCPD said the residents, a grandmother, mother, father and five children between the ages of three and seven, were watching TV.
The male, who is described as in his 30’s and covered in tattoos, pounded on the front door and eventually broke it. The occupants took off running and barricaded themselves in a back bedroom.
At that time, the suspect went into the kitchen where he grabbed a 14-inch knife and pounded on the bedroom door. The suspect was yelling and not making a lot of sense, and the mother and father and grandmother were able to keep him from entering the bedroom. One of the children dialed 911. The suspect also pounded his head against the wall and speakers in the house, so there was blood inside the home.
Detective Lougy said it is thought the suspect may have been under the influence of a controlled substance, possibly spice. He said the front door was locked, and the suspect may have used a mechanism to try and get it open.
“We had officers in the area that were able to respond quickly,” he said. “Officers went right in, he was fighting and had to be restrained, and we had to place a spit mask over his head to stop him from spitting on the officers.”
He said the kids were very shaken up, and one officer brought bears to them. “It was a very scary situation for everyone in the family,” he said.
Detective Lougy said the family does not know the suspect, though the mother thought she may have seen him in the area in the last couple of days.
None of the family members were hurt. The suspect has injuries from banging his head against the wall and speakers.
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