Update: Suspect who brandished gun in downtown Salt Lake City identified

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 13, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A man who was booked for aggravated assault after he brandished a gun and made threats outside a downtown pizza restaurant has been identified.

Dozens of police officers — some carrying long rifles — descended on downtown Salt Lake City early Sunday morning after receiving multiple calls of “shots fired” near State Street and Exchange Place.

Officers booked Timothy Neeley, 26, into jail for aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a restricted person and public intoxication, according to a news release from the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Police swarmed the area adjacent to the Pie Hole pizzeria near 350 S. State at approximately 2:50 a.m. before conducting a sweep of a nearby parking garage.

Multiple people were detained on different levels of the structure, some of whom were handcuffed while being questioned by police.

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Witnesses on scene spoke of a fight breaking out.

While police were finishing their initial field interrogations, word spread of a man with a weapon in front of the Pie Hole.

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Officers ran to the corner of Exchange Place and State Street and located a male matching the description given by witnesses. Officers also found the gun and the man was taken into custody without incident.

Salt Lake City Police Department Lt. Craig Smalley said investigators determined no shots were fired, but that Neeley was brandishing a gun and making threats.

Nobody was injured in the incident.


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