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A man who was ambushed in his Salt Lake City apartment tried to grab the gun of one of his attackers and was hit with brass knuckles, pistol whipped and beaten to the point of requiring hospital care, police say.

In charges filed Monday, police wrote that the victim was hanging out with acquaintances June 15 in an apartment near 300 East and 700 South when two men knocked on the door. They were let inside, and the victim noticed one was carrying a gun, police wrote.

The victim "went for the gun," and all the men in the apartment attacked him, police wrote. He was found with multiple cuts and bruises on his back, torso, face and head, police wrote.

One of the acquaintances in the victim's apartment admitted that he and the other men went there to rob him, police wrote. He was charged with riot, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, all third-degree felonies.