Utah Man Hiding From Police Calls for Help After Getting Stuck in Church - NBC Southern California
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Utah Man Hiding From Police Calls for Help After Getting Stuck in Church

A SWAT team was involved in a standoff at the church, until call for rescue came in

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Utah Man Hiding From Police Calls for Help After Getting Stuck in Church
    Salt Lake County Jail
    Salt Lake City police say 46-year-old Shane Paul Owen called dispatchers for help on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, more than six hours after he accidentally locked himself in a church's boiler room.

    Authorities say a Utah man who was hiding from police and fled arrest had to call 911 to be rescued after getting stuck in his hiding spot.

    Salt Lake City police say 46-year-old Shane Paul Owen called dispatchers for help on Tuesday, more than six hours after he accidentally locked himself in a church's boiler room.

    Officers were looking for Owens on Monday because he is a suspect in a string of burglaries and had warrants out for his arrest.

    Police say an officer spotted him and attempted to pull his vehicle over, but Owen fled, got out of his car and ran into the church.

    Video Shows Officer Rescue Woman From Fiery Ala. Home

    [NATL-MI] Video: Dramatic Rescue From Fiery Alabama Home

    The Oneonta Police Department in Alabama this week released body camera footage of a rescue from a burning building on July 3. Two officers saved two people from the structure fire, according to police.

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018)

    A SWAT team held a standoff at the church until Owens called to be rescued.