SALT LAKE CITY -- Police officers are searching a Salt Lake City-area canyon for a hiker they say brandished a firearm at woman who was walking with her dog.
Salt Lake County Unified Police Sgt. Justin Hoyal says the incident occurred Monday morning in Neff's Canyon near the mouth of Millcreek Canyon.
Hoyal says the woman told investigators the male hiker pulled a gun and threatened her after her dog sniffed him.
He says the woman told the man she planned to call police.
A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter, a K-9 team and SWAT team were called in to assist with the search.
Preliminary reports indicate the man was carrying a shotgun.