Update: West Jordan SWAT standoff ends, search continues for suspect wanted in early morning stabbing

Police are asking the public's help locating Jesse David, 34, the suspect in an early morning stabbing in Sandy, August 31. 2019. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Steve Milner/WJPD

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Aug. 31, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — An hours-long SWAT standoff, involving officers from Sandy and West Jordan, came to a swift, if not disappointing end, Saturday afternoon, when police realized the man they were looking for was not inside the residence they’d spent hours surrounding.

Sandy PD public information officer, Sgt. Jason Nielsen, told Gephardt Daily officers were called to a stabbing that happened about 4:30 a.m. at an apartment complex near 8870 S. State.

“Officers arrived on scene and found one adult who was suffering from an apparent stab wound,” Nielsen said. “The female victim was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

Nielsen said police received information about 5:00 a.m. that the suspect, identified as Jessie David, 34, was at a residence located at 7800 S. Palladium Drive in West Jordan.

Photo: Gephardt Daily/Steve Milner

Officers surveilled the apartment until about noon, when SWAT officers from West Jordan and other agencies were called on to set up containment efforts.

Photo: Gephardt Daily/Steve Milner

Once in position, police made repeated attempts to contact David, making phone calls to the house and shouting messages through a bullhorn.

About six hours after surveillance efforts began, the SWAT team used a flash grenade to breach the front door.

Officers entered the home only to discover David was not there.

Police are asking the public’s help in determining David’s whereabouts. They say anyone who sees him or knows his location should contact Sandy PD at 801-840-8000 or dial 911.

Investigators said David and the injured woman are acquaintances, and the case is being treated as a domestic violence incident.

Gephardt Daily will update the story as more information becomes available.


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