2-Hour Standoff Shutdown Cedar City Roads

Published on November 07, 2013 at 01:10PM

A bizarre standoff that occurred in the middle of a Cedar City street ended after more than two hours Wednesday night when a 26-year-old man was taken into custody by Iron County sheriff’s deputies. The incident began around 5:35 p.m. when deputies were dispatched to Iron Springs Road to a report of a male lying in the road. A witness stated the man was holding something to his throat and acting irrationally. When deputies arrived on the scene, they located the subject and shut down Iron Springs Road and adjacent streets. the man was found to have a knife, and he advanced on deputies, threatening them. At that point, K-9s were used to apprehend the man. The subject was taken into custody and transported to Valley View Medical Center for treatment.