ST. GEORGE – Residents of the 2900 East area of St. George awoke early Saturday morning to the sights and sounds of the St. George City Police SWAT department in action.
St. George Police were dispatched to a domestic dispute in the 400 north area of 2900 east around 5 a.m. Saturday.
“Apparently there was an argument among the multiple residents that escalated into an assault,” said Capt. James Van Fleet of the St. George Police Department. “It appears that one of the suspects produced a handgun and that possibly shots were fired.”
Van Fleet said the suspects refused entry to the responding officers so SWAT was called and set up to be able to respond to a possible armed barricade situation. “In unknown cases like this we respond prepared for the worst kind of situation,” he said, “and hope that it resolves for the best.
“Negotiators were called in around 5:45 and were able to establish communications with the suspects in the house. The suspects complied with the negotiators and police and were able to remove the suspects from the domicile, taking them into custody without any incident at around 7:30 a.m., ending the standoff.
At the time of this article no arrests had been made or charges filed pending further investigation.
Police cleared the streets around 8:30 a.m. but remain on scene as a warrant is procured for detectives to search the house for more evidence and any further potential threats.
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