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Herriman SWAT situation ends peacefully

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.

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.