One Man Dead After Hostage Situation With Suicidal Subject Unfolds in West Jordan

West Jordan Man Killed by Police Standoff
Photo: Gephardt Daily/ Arturo Soria

WEST JORDAN, UTAH – August 26, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – One man is dead after a hostage situation with a suicidal subject unfolded in West Jordan this afternoon.

West Jordan Police Sgt. Dan Roberts said officers responded to a hostage situation at 9493 S. Alane Hollow Road around 2:30 p.m. He said police received a call from a lady who said her 27-year-old husband was suicidal and threatening children.

On arrival, officers saw the three children in the home, ages seven, four and three, were trying to leave through a window, and went up to the window to try and help them get out.

Roberts said at least one shot was fired, though it is unknown at this time who fired, and the subject is now deceased at the scene. There were no other injuries and the wife and children are safe.

Roberts said the subject appears to have been barricaded inside the home, but details are still emerging. He also confirmed police have not been called to that home before.

We will have more details on this developing story as they become available.



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