HERRIMAN — A SWAT situation in Herriman that prompted the lockout of Butterfield Canyon Elementary School and an advisory to residents to shelter-in-place has ended with one person taken into custody.
Police initially responded to reports of a man, Wilford Hoglund, breaking windows with a rifle in the area of 13351 S. 7300 W. When Unified Police officers arrived, they saw a man matching the description entering a home where a shed was burning on the property. That shed fire extinguished itself.
Lt. Brian Lohrke, a spokesman for Unified Police, told KSL Newsradio the man had threatened to shoot officers if he was not able to speak to his family.
Social media posts during the standoff show how tense the situation became for the neighborhood.
NEW: Police say SWAT situation in #Herriman contained to one home. Images from @KSL5TV‘s @KSLChopper5 shows 2nd armored vehicle arriving at home and breaking down fence. https://t.co/FvTJjdhPLG @KSLcom @kslnewsradio pic.twitter.com/3Yr2Oe3a0k
— Ladd Egan (@laddegan) April 11, 2018
As a precautionary measure, Butterfield Canyon Elementary has been placed on a lockout at the request of law enforcement, as they investigate a situation in the neighborhood. All students are safe. We will advise you when more information is available.
— Jordan District (@jordandistrict) April 11, 2018
Herriman residents: the SWAT situation is contained to a single residence at 13351 S 7300 W. Please avoid the area. Homes in the immediate vicinity are asked to shelter in place, possibly in a basement. We will deliver more information as quickly as we can.
— Unified Police Dept (@UPDSL) April 11, 2018
Hoglund allegedly retreated back into the house when police arrived. SWAT teams a series of flash bangs and tear gas to prevent him from escaping the home.
“You guys heard some rounds going off. Those were not any firearm bullets, or anything like that. I believe some of them were chemical munitions to urge him out of the house,” Lohrke says.
After nearly a two-hour standoff, Hoglund came out the front door.
“We gave him commands to lay down on the ground and he complied at that point. However, when our officers went up to take him into custody, he began to fight,” says Lohrke.
Police say Hoglund claimed he had a hostage inside the home while he was speaking to them, but, that turned out to be false. Lohrke says no shots were fired and no one was hurt.
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