Man Killed After Threatening to Blow Up Hazardous Waste Facility in Aragonite

ARAGONITE, Utah (ABC4 News) A man was shot and killed by officers after he displayed a gun and threatened to blow up a hazardous waste management facility in Aragonite Sunday afternoon. 

Tooele County Sheriff's Deputies and Utah Highway Patrol were called to the Clean Harbor waste management facility Sunday morning on a report of a suspicious person just before 7 a.m. 

When deputies arrived, the man threatened to blow up the facility and displayed a gun. The facility was placed on lock down and all the employees were kept inside.

At some point the man was shot by officers. The man then crawled under his car, where he died. No bombs were found after a search of the surrounding areas and the man's vehicle. 

Deputies did not disclose the mans connection to the facility, his name or his age. 

One UHP trooper and one Sheriff's deputy have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation that will be conducted by Utah County Sheriffs Office. 

On the company website, they describe themselves as providing technical services that involve the packaging, collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at company-owned facilities.

We will continue to update the information as it becomes available. 


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