ST. GEORGE – Police responded to a call concerning a man with a gun at Kidd’s Carpet and Flooring around 4 p.m. Monday.
The man was reported to have put the gun in to his mouth at one point and is potentially suicidal. He is currently the only person in the building.
Detective Johnny Heppler said it was reported that the man was suicidal and officers took precautions for everyone’s safety. He said once they made contact with the man and determined that he was safe, officers left the area. Heppler said officers spoke with the man and determined that he wasn’t going to “do anything rash.”
“We determined that there was no threat to anyone in the area,” he said. “We determined that he was not a danger to himself. He committed no crime. At that point, our involvement becomes unnecessary.”
Local resident Dave Amodt was leaving DT Technologies when he saw officers huddled near his vehicle with their guns drawn.
“I thought ‘holy crap!’ Guns drawn and I walked right into it,” he said.
Amodt said he left without asking the officers what they were looking for.
Kidd’s Carpet and Flooring is located near Costco in St. George.
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