Man dead after officer-involved critical incident at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City police are at the scene of a fatal officer-involved critical incident at Pioneer Park on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Patrick Benedict

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 10, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A man is dead after an officer-involved critical incident at Pioneer Park Thursday morning.

Salt Lake City Police Department Detective Michael Ruff told Gephardt Daily officers were dispatched to a stabbing at the park at 350 S. 300 West.

“The fire department actually arrived before we did then officers arrived on scene,” Ruff said. “As they were attending to the victim of that stabbing an aggressive male approached them. During the course of him being aggressive with them, shots were fired and he was killed.”

The man’s identity and age has not been released.

The female stabbing victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

Salt Lake City police are at the scene of a fatal officer-involved critical incident at Pioneer Park on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Patrick Benedict

A knife was found at the scene and the OICI protocol team will work to determine how that weapon was involved. The protocol team is made up from officers from various agencies throughout the valley who are not Salt Lake City officers.

More information will likely be released Thursday afternoon.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

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