SANDY, Utah (KUTV) — A wanted fugitive was taken into custody after barricading himself inside a Salt Lake County hotel room.
Officials said they attempted to contact and arrest 32-year-old Zachary Forsberg inside a Sandy hotel at approximately 3:50 p.m. on Friday.
The Salt Lake City Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team confirmed Forsberg was inside the hotel room and tried to contact him with no success.
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On Monday, May 22 patrol officers responded to an address near 500 South Cheyenne Street to investigate a domestic violence incident.
Forsberg reportedly ran from the house before officers set up a perimeter around the home and searched for him.
Police said they believe Forsberg left the neighborhood before they arrived.
At this time, Forsberg allegedly had an outstanding parole warrant for aggravated assault and was under the supervision of Utah’s Adult Probation and Parole.
On Friday at approximately 6:45 p.m., SWAT and crisis negotiators responded to the Sandy hotel located in the 7500 block of South Union Park Avenue.
Crisis negotiators said they eventually contacted Forsberg through a video and asked him to leave the room.
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During this contact, officials said they Forsberg had barricaded himself inside.
At approximately 9 p.m., SWAT officers had obtained a court-authorized search warrant and breached the hotel door before Forsbergsurrendered.
He will be booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on his outstanding warrant.
According to a press release, additional charges may be forthcoming.