Orem Man Who Allegedly Assaulted Friends, Family Arrested After 5 Hour Standoff

The Orem Police Department responded Monday to an apartment at 1675 S. 400 East, Orem, where a 27-year-old homicide victim was found. A suspect in the incident was involved in a police standoff later at an Eagle Mountain Golf Course. Photo: Gephardt Daily staff
Orem police negotiated for nearly five hours with a man who assaulted several family members. Photo: Gephardt Daily staff

OREM, Utah, May 15, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — An Orem man was arrested after a five-hour standoff with police after allegedly assaulting several friends and family members Sunday afternoon.

Orem Police said the incident happened at approximately 2:30 p.m. near 700 E. 1600 South. Dispatch received a call saying Victor Garcia was assaulting people and had a taser. The dispatcher reported hearing people screaming and crying in the background during the call.

When officers arrived, Garcia had left and run to a nearby friend’s house where he barricaded himself inside.

SWAT members and officers negotiated with the man for nearly five hours before he surrendered.

Garcia has a criminal history. He was booked into the Utah County Jail.


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