Update: More details released after suspect allegedly assaults man with saw in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 13, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — More details have been released after a suspect allegedly assaulted a man with a saw in Salt Lake City Tuesday night.

A probable cause statement from the 3rd District Court of Salt Lake City said Samuel Hubble, 32, is facing charges of:

  • Aggravated assault, a third-degree felony
  • Obstruction of justice, a class A misdemeanor
  • Criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor

On Tuesday just before 11 p.m., officers were dispatched to a “fight in progress” call in the area of 200 S. 300 East.

“Upon arrival on scene, I could hear what sounded like an altercation occurring between multiple individuals in front of the original dispatched address, which is an apartment complex,” the arresting officer wrote.

“I made my way to the location of the disturbance and located the male victim. The male victim stated to me that he exited the front door of his apartment complex along with two female victims, to walk his dog, which he had on a leash.”

Once outside, the three encountered Hubble. The victims stated that the suspect was outside walking up and down the sidewalk.

According to the victims, Hubble was holding a cordless reciprocating saw; it is not clear from the statement whether he went inside to retrieve the saw or was already holding it.

“When he got near the victim and his dog, he walked into the leash which was holding the dog,” the statement said. “They then began speaking with Samuel and telling him to untangle himself from the leash, at which time he began activating the saw’s blade and pointing it towards all three individuals.” The victims said Hubble then began to attempt to cut the leash with his saw.

He then allegedly took the saw “and hit the male victim in the forehead with the blade, causing a laceration to the center of his forehead just above his eyes,” the statement said. The man sustained non life-threatening injuries.

Hubble then went inside his home and returned with a metal pipe, the statement said. He  then allegedly began using the pipe to break the windows of the female victim’s vehicle, which she was hiding in. Police arrived at this time, at which point Hubble went back into his residence.

Officers located several phone numbers for Hubble and attempted to call him numerous times to get him to come out of his house, with no success.

“Officers then attempted callouts from a loudspeaker PA system, and were still unable to get Samuel to exit the residence,” the statement said “SLCPD SWAT was eventually called out, and a warrant for Samuel’s arrest was granted. SLCPD SWAT made entry and took Samuel into custody without issue.”

A saw matching the description of that given by the male victim and a metal baseball bat were recovered on scene.

Earlier reports of this incident said the victim who was attacked with the saw was female; SLCPD later confirmed he was male.

The suspect and officers were not injured, the statement said.

Hubble was ordered to be released with conditions.

Gephardt Daily will have more information as it becomes available.

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