HURRICANE – A man was arrested by Hurricane City Police Thursday evening after threatening others with a weapon.
Hurricane City Police officers responded to a report of a threatening in progress around 5:30 p.m., Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said in a statement. The suspect was described as threatening the lives of multiple people with a pickaxe.
The man left the area where he had been threatening people and went to a residence in the area of 300 South 200 West. Officers soon located him and contained the area for around 45 minutes.
“There were concerns that the suspect was armed and dangerous during the incident and precautions were taken to ensure the safety of all those involved,” Buell said.
The man eventually left the residence and was taken into custody without further incident. He was arrested and is being booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on multiple charges related to domestic violence and aggravated assault, as well as weapon and drug charges.
Personnel from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Hurricane Fire and Ambulance responded to assist Hurricane City Police involved in the incident.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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