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New charges filed in marsh standoff

New charges have been filed against a suicidal man who started a standoff in a marsh, in July.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – New charges have been filed against a suicidal man who started a standoff in a marsh, in July.

Brian Skidmore is now charged with threat/use of dangerous weapon in a fight, carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence of alcohol or drugs, interference with arresting officer, and discharge of firearms. Previously, he faced charges of felony discharge of a firearm and failure to stop or respond at command of police.

Skidmore entered a not guilty plea in 2nd District Court, on Tuesday.

Skidmore was arrested in July, after police conducted a welfare check on his North Salt Lake home.

When Police arrived Skidmore was not home. His family told police they were concerned he was suicidal. Police pinpointed the man's location by tracking his phone. At the time he was in west Salt Lake City, north of the Salt Lake International Airport.

Skidmore had crashed his black Acura in a marsh. Police did not know how.

When he was confronted by police, he ran away and into southern Davis County where he was later located in a marsh.

Police received a call from a man on an ATV who reported being shot at near the area of 2900 North and 3200 West. A Utah Highway Patrol helicopter was sent out to locate the Skidmore. Skidmore fired three shots at the helicopter, but nobody was injured. A SWAT team on the ground had eyes on the suspect.

The suspect made it back to his car where he barricaded himself inside. He fired another shot at police as they closed in on the vehicle. From there, SWAT members fired tear gas into his car and took him into custody.

This isn't the first time police have had an issue with Skidmore. Police say two years ago he barricaded himself inside his north Salt Lake home, threatening to hurt himself.

Brian Skidmore is now charged with threat/use of dangerous weapon in a fight, carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence of alcohol or drugs, interference with arresting officer, and discharge of firearms. Previously, he faced charges of felony discharge of a firearm and failure to stop or respond at command of police.

Skidmore entered a not guilty plea in 2nd District Court, on Tuesday.

Skidmore was arrested in July, after police conducted a welfare check on his North Salt Lake home.

When Police arrived Skidmore was not home. His family told police they were concerned he was suicidal. Police pinpointed the man's location by tracking his phone. At the time he was in west Salt Lake City, north of the Salt Lake International Airport.

Skidmore had crashed his black Acura in a marsh. Police did not know how.

When he was confronted by police, he ran away and into southern Davis County where he was later located in a marsh.

Police received a call from a man on an ATV who reported being shot at near the area of 2900 North and 3200 West. A Utah Highway Patrol helicopter was sent out to locate the Skidmore. Skidmore fired three shots at the helicopter, but nobody was injured. A SWAT team on the ground had eyes on the suspect.

The suspect made it back to his car where he barricaded himself inside. He fired another shot at police as they closed in on the vehicle. From there, SWAT members fired tear gas into his car and took him into custody.

This isn't the first time police have had an issue with Skidmore. Police say two years ago he barricaded himself inside his north Salt Lake home, threatening to hurt himself.

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