OGDEN -- Police have released the name of a man they arrested because they suspect him of threatening his own parents with a handgun late Saturday night.
The man, Kenneth Patrick Reed, 42, police say, was the reason the Ogden Metro SWAT team was called in after Reed was holed up in his parents' basement Saturday night.
Reed was being held in Weber County Jail on Sunday, according to an Ogden Police news release. Bond was set at $81,012.
He was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault, four counts of assaulting a police officer, two counts of aggravated kidnapping and interfering with a communications device, the release stated.
But police were happy that the event ended smoothly.
Police said the parents were able to flee the residence, and the suspect barricaded himself in the basement as officers arrived on scene.
"After numerous attempts to get the suspect to drop his weapons, using voice commands, the officers fired at Kenneth while retreating to a safer position," said the news release. No one was struck by the gunfire.
During a standoff, the suspect made numerous threats to kill officers and told the officers to kill him, the release said.
"Once again, this demonstrates the reason we have SWAT teams," said John Harvey, deputy director of support services for Ogden Police, in his news release.
"They are routinely called out for the most dangerous assignments, and the public rarely hears about them, because they end with the officers taking control of the situation without using deadly force."
Saturday's situation began just after 11 p.m., when Ogden police were dispatched to a weapon disturbance on the 800 North block of Dillon Drive.
A woman caller said her son was threatening her and her husband with a handgun and had fired a round inside the home.
Police later said Reed had fired shots at his father.
Police learned that Reed had a .45 caliber pistol and a .22-caliber Mossberg that had the appearance of an assault rifle.
He also was threatening to blow up the house with the gas line, said the news release.
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