Man peacefully surrenders after SWAT standoff in Providence

SWAT standoff in Providence April 22, 2021

PROVIDENCE — SWAT teams and other emergency crews responded to a Providence apartment Thursday after a man threatened another individual with a gun. The standoff occurred at 358 N. Gateway Drive just before noon.

Booking photo for Damen Snyder (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)

Damen Snyder was booked into the Cache County Jail several hours after surrendering to law enforcement. The 27-year-old Providence man was booked on multiple offenses, including assault against police, threat of a firearm and other crimes.

Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Mikelshan Bartschi said deputies received a 911 call reporting the armed suspect had pointed the firearm at another acquaintance. He also made threats that he was going to “shoot it up with police.”

Snyder reportedly had a lengthy criminal and drug history, prompting officials to page SWAT teams and negotiators to the area.

We had everything in place and then it played out exactly the way we would want it to play out,” said Bartschi. “We communicated and talked with him, identified some ways we might be able to reduce some of the stresses the individual was facing. We worked through all of that stuff and were able to successfully communicate with this person to get them out without any harm or danger to anybody.”

As a precaution, deputies had initiated a reverse 911 call, instructing nearby residents to shelter in place. Several nearby schools were also put in lockdown until the man surrendered.

Snyder was treated by medical personnel and taken into custody without incident.

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1 Comment

  • aaron April 23, 2021 at 6:13 pm Reply

    This is a little inaccurate. I live where this happened and WE had to call the police to find out what was going on, they didn’t initiate the contact, at least with us.

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