Suspect in custody after multi-hour SWAT operation in Herriman; shelter in place order lifted

Herriman Police vehicle. File photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

HERRIMAN, Utah, July 7, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — A suspect is in custody hours after Herriman City Police say she broke into an empty residence, then threatened responding officers, prompting a SWAT response.

“The suspect is in custody and the local shelter in place order has been lifted,” says a 1:20 p.m. Thursday tweet issued by the Herriman City Police Department.

Deputy Chief Cody Stromberg, Herriman City Police Department, told Gephardt Daily earlier that a neighbor reported at about 6:45 a.m. that a woman had broken a window and entered a residence in the area of 11850 S. Rushmore Park Lane.

Stromberg described the suspect as a Caucasian woman about 30 to 35 years of age.

Officers attempted to contact the intruder, who was alone in the house because residents were on away on a trip, Stromberg told Gephardt Daily in an 11:20 a.m. interview.

“Our officers recognize the suspect from a previous encounter that happened at the nearby Taco Bell where she’d caused a disturbance and at that point they knew she was armed with a knife” or at least had been at Taco Bell, he said.

“Our officers went into the residence to attempt to contact her. They came into contact with her. She was non-cooperative and belligerent. We had a less-than-lethal ammunition that was deployed, and then the female started barricading herself in a bedroom. So, our patrol officers extricated themselves from the house called for support.”

In the morning interview, Stromberg said the woman “has made threats to law enforcement to kill law enforcement officers if we come in the house, she’s told officers that she’s not coming out. We’ve tried to negotiate with her several times. At this point, we’re treating it as a barricade and we have a full SWAT deployment here.”

Gephardt Daily will have additional details on the SWAT response and resolution as the story develops.


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