A SWAT team ended a three-hour standoff with an armed, hostage-taking man Thursday morning when officers moved into his southeast Salt Lake City home and used a Taser to subdue him.
Salt Lake City police Sgt. Shawn Josephson said the 21-year-old female hostage was rescued unharmed. The 59-year-old suspect was found armed with a knife, he said.
SWAT had surrounded the home, in the 1200 block of South Windsor and near Liberty Park, about 4:30 a.m. Another woman, believed to be the suspect's girlfriend and the mother of the hostage, had escaped the house and fled to a neighbor's home. The neighbor called 911.