Man arrested after firing gun, barricading self in home

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MIDVALE, Utah – Police arrested a man Saturday night after he allegedly fired shots into the air and barricaded himself inside his home.

Officers say they responded to a home at 7800 South and 1000 East in Midvale around 9 p.m. after they received a call about a man firing shots into the air.

Police say the 44-year-old suspect barricaded himself inside the house and refused to come out when officers arrived at the scene.

Salt Lake City County Sheriff Jim Winder said officers were able to make a peaceful arrest within three hours of arriving.

Winder said he believes alcohol was a factor in the incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

“We’ll continue our investigation, find out what has occurred and, you know, what might have spurred this,” Winder said. “Most importantly he’s OK and the neighbors are OK and we’ll be winding this down.”

No serious injuries have been reported.