Taser and beanbag projectile end Roy standoff

Jun 29 2012 - 9:14pm

ROY -- Police used a beanbag projectile and a Taser to subdue a Roy man after a two-hour standoff following a reported domestic dispute.

The standoff with the man, who wasn't identified, began around 8:30 a.m., at a home in the vicinity of 5250 South 2200 West, said Roy Police Chief Gregory G. Whinham. The man's wife left the home and phoned police about a domestic disturbance, he said.

Roy police, who received backup from the Weber County Sheriff's Office and Riverdale Police Department, went to the home and tried to persuade the man to come outside.

The man, who had access to weapons inside the home, initially refused verbal commands to leave the dwelling, said Whinham.

However, at around 10:30 a.m., the man, who was unarmed, bolted from the back door of the residence and was subdued by police who deployed an beanbag and Taser, said Whinham.

The man, who was uninjured, was taken to McKay-Dee Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. It hasn't been determined if charges will be filed against him, said Whinham.

The incident forced about a dozen residents who live near the man to remain in their homes. Several streets in the neighborhood were also cordoned off.

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