Two surrender to end SWAT standoff in Kearns
Sep 29, 2023, 3:16 PM | Updated: 10:07 pm
(Copper 5, KSL TV)
UPDATE: 10:01 p.m. — Two people barricaded inside a Kearns home have surrendered and are in police custody. Police believed both were involved in two previous shootings.
UPDATE: The school lockout has been lifted and all students have left the school safely, though the armed standoff continues. The original story is below.
KEARNS — South Kearns Elementary is in lockout protocol for after-school programs because of police activity in the area.
Near the school Unified Police Department SWAT is in engaged in an armed barricade standoff, police said.
Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said an incident happened two blocks away from the school so children are not being allowed to walk home but are being released to parents as they arrive. Children reported hearing gunfire.
Police were observed outside a home in Kearns, in tactical gear. Horsley said police told the district that there was no threat to Kearns High School.
Police have the area barricaded and students would have a difficult time entering the SWAT standoff area. Police and fire departments responded to the threat.