West Valley City police said they arrested Ioane Christmas Taylor just before 6:00 p.m. at his home. Authorities said Taylor and his wife were involved in a domestic violence dispute, which prompted the SWAT standoff around noon.
After several hours of attempting to contact Taylor, police secured a search warrant to enter the home. They used tear gas inside and Taylor reportedly cooperated and was handcuffed.
Police said Taylor has a history of domestic violence.
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - A SWAT standoff has put a neighborhood on lockdown as police try to communicate with a man barricaded inside his home.
The West Valley City Police Mobile Command Unit is set up near 4400 West and 4385 South.
Deputy Chief Mike Powell with WVCPD said a woman called 911 from her home around noon Friday to report being the victim of domestic violence.
When authorities arrived, they were concerned about the woman and her 3-moth-old baby's safety. Shortly after, the woman and baby came outside.
Powell said the SWAT team has made numerous attempts to communicate with the man by knocking on the door, using a loud speaker and calling my telephone. The man has yet to respond to any officers.
Police said the man has a history of violence and may have weapons inside the home. As a precaution, they evacuated six neighboring homes.
According to Powell, police have a lengthy history of domestic violence with the couple. The man has two outstanding warrants for his arrest related to domestic violence.
The area near 4400 West and 4385 South will remain blocked off until police can make contact with the man. They said they hope the standoff ends peacefully.
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