Man surrenders after hourslong SWAT standoff in West Bountiful

Nov 1, 2022, 5:31 PM | Updated: Nov 2, 2022, 6:45 am

UPDATE: One man was taken into custody Tuesday night following an hourslong SWAT standoff and shelter-in-place order in West Bountiful.

It began just before 2 p.m. when dispatch was told by a woman that a domestic violence situation was happening.

Shortly after, police from several different agencies showed up.

A woman and two children came out of the house, but 41-year-old Ryan Cook did not.

Police told KSL all four people live at the home, but the couple was described as ex-fiances.

Throughout the negotiations, police say Cook came out of the house a couple of times with a gun. They also fired rounds of tear gas into the home.

Finally, at approximately 8 p.m., Cook came out with his hands behind his head.

“Domestic violence situations are terrible,” said Chief Brandon Erekson with the West Bountiful Police Department. “We’re really, really glad this one turned out the way it did. We were able to peacefully negotiate with the suspect and that nobody got severely hurt in this.”

KSL learned there is a history of calls at this particular home.

Cook — who is getting checked out at the hospital before being transferred to the Davis County Jail — now faces aggravated assault charges, domestic violence involving a firearm, as well as domestic violence in the presence of children.

Police say the woman and children are safe.

Our original story continues below.

WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah — Police are at the scene of a domestic situation, closing off streets in a West Bountiful neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

West Bountiful Police Asst. Chief Lance Wilkinson told KSL that the suspect is the only person in the home near 200 North 800 West.

Wilkinson said this is not an active shooter situation, and they are trying to reach out to them to get him out safely.

Police sent out a shelter-in-place to nearby residents, which is still in effect.

Wilkinson did not have info about the possible victims besides officers evacuating the residence.

Centerville Police, Bountiful Police, West Bountiful Police, Wood Cross Police, and SWAT responded to the scene.

This story will be updated when more information is provided. 

Domestic violence resources

If you or someone you know is going through abuse, help is available.

  • Utah Domestic Violence Coalition operates a confidential statewide, 24-hour domestic abuse hotline at 1-800-897-LINK (5465).
  • Resources are also available online at the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition website.

There are several ways the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition can help people. Previous examples include providing financial assistance for funerals, for moving, for a variety of things, counseling that help people find a different path or stay healthy and safe and the relationship they’re in.

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