Man enters Salt Lake City business allegedly brandishing sharpened metal pole

Ibrahim A. Albasis Albasis. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County Jail

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 23, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was arrested after allegedly entering a Salt Lake City business brandishing a large sharpened metal pole, then attempting to hide from police.

A probable cause statement from the 3rd District Court of Salt Lake County said Ibrahim A. Albasis Albasis, 25, is facing charges of:

  • Failure to stop at the command of law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor
  • Criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor
  • Criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor
  • Disorderly conduct after request to stop, a class C misdemeanor

On Sunday just before 4 p.m., the suspect allegedly entered Signature Detailing, a car detailing business at 679 S. Main St., while the business was closed, the statement said.

“The complainant stated the A/P (accused person) displayed a threatening and tumultuous behavior as the A/P was carrying a 3- to 4-foot metallic pole, sharpened on one side, and told him he was looking for an unknown female on the property,” the statement said.

The property owner contacted officials as he feared the suspect was intending to assault somebody and he needed police to clear his building, the statement said.

Officials located the suspect in an attic crawl space area.

“Police identified themselves to the A/P and he refused to surrender himself,” the statement said. “The A/P fled deeper into the building and intentionally broke through multiple ceiling tiles, causing an unknown amount of damages, to elude apprehension.”

The suspect was located in an office and had barricaded himself in the room. Police were required to force entry to take the suspect into custody.

He was transported to Salt Lake County Jail with his bail set at $2,500.


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