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Man Arrested After Being Found Inside West Jordan Store

Mar 22, 2020, 11:19 AM
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WEST JORDAN, Utah — SWAT teams were called out to search a West Jordan business after an officer found a man inside the store. After his arrest, the man told police there was another person inside with a gun.

Officials with the West Jordan Police Department said an officer was patrolling near the Jordan Landing shopping center around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

As he drove through the center, the officer noticed a suspicious vehicle parked behind the LensCrafters store, and called for backup.

When additional officers responded to the scene, they saw the suspect inside the store. It was unclear what the man was doing inside, or how he got there.

Officials said a manager came to the store around 7:30 a.m. to unlock the doors. Officers then entered the store and arrested the suspect.

The suspect claimed there was another person inside who had a gun.

Sgt. Dan Roberts said the SWAT team was called out to assist with a thorough search of the facility and nearby businesses.

The suspect’s name has not been released.

Officers said they don’t know how long the man had been in the building before they found him, or if he had been telling the truth about another person being inside the center.

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