Tense SWAT standoff in Salt Lake City comes to a swift end; suspect in custody

Darin Douglas Ackman. Photo Courtesy: SLCPD

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 5, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A SWAT standoff in Salt Lake City was resolved peacefully Sunday afternoon.

Officers booked Darin Ackman, 32, into jail for domestic violence related aggravated assault, assault, violation of a protective order, three counts of felony domestic violence in the presence of a child and warrants, Salt Lake City Police Department officials said in a news release.

The incident in the area of 1538 W. Hayes Ave. (950 South) began at approximately 9:15 a.m. Sunday and was resolved just after 2:30 p.m. when Ackman was taken into custody.

The news release said officers responded on a domestic violence incident and determined that the suspect had committed an aggravated assault against his father as well as violated a protective order against his wife.

“When the suspect fled the scene he said he was going to get a gun and come back and kill them,” the news release said. “Officers responded to a second address, and while approaching the house, the suspect made contact through a window, refused to come out, and said he was going to kill himself.”

SWAT was called out while a search warrant was written. Contact was attempted unsuccessfully by negotiators.

Through the use of chemical tools Ackman surrendered peacefully.




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