Gunman caught after manhunt in southeast Salt Lake City

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After a three-hour search, police caught up to a suspicious man who had possibly brandished a handgun in a southeast Salt Lake City neighborhood early Friday afternoon.

A 911 call about the man brought out about 15 officers, with two dog teams, to secure an area around 900 East Logan Avenue (1610 South) at 1:20 p.m., said Salt Lake City police Detective Josh Ashdown.

The incident began at 11:30 a.m. when a report came in that the suspect had threatened someone with the gun. Officers located the suspect and attempted to arrest him, but he got away during a struggle and foot chase.

Police set up a search containment area but called off the effort at 2 p.m. without results. They went back to where the man was first sighted and, working from there, found him hiding in a nearby backyard at about 4:30 p.m., said Lt. Brian Purvis.

At that point the 29-year-old suspect gave up without incident, Purvis said.

Police took the man into custody, but did not immediately identify him because as of Friday evening they had not been able to confirm his identity.