Police standoff ends peacefully after 16 hours

LOGAN — Law enforcement from throughout the county were successfully able to negotiate with a distraught woman after a long standoff, keeping her from harming herself Tuesday afternoon.

Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said officers were called to the woman’s home Monday night, shortly after 10 p.m., by a family member concerned about her safety. The residence was near River Point Dr. and Center St.

The woman reportedly had a firearm and was threatening suicide. She did not threaten others.

Overnight patrol officers, deputies and Negotiation Teams from the city and Cache County responded. They made contact with the woman, who refused to come out of her home.

The standoff continued throughout the night and into the morning hours and as additional personnel responded to the scene to help, including detectives and administrators.

Jensen said the woman finally came out of her home and surrendered around 2 p.m., 16-hours after the standoff began. She was transported to Logan Regional Hospital for evaluation.

Police report the woman has had prior involvements with law enforcement.

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