Saturday, December 25, 2010

Armed man killed by police on LDS temple grounds

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah -- A man armed with a shotgun was killed by police on the Oquirrh Mountain Temple grounds Saturday afternoon.

Lt. Dan Starks with the South Jordan Police Department said police were called just after 12:30 p.m. Christmas day for a report of a man with a gun.

Officials say the man had a confrontation with at least one person on temple grounds. The temple was closed at the time to observe the Christmas holiday, but several people were on the grounds enjoying the weather and the views from the temple.

Police confronted the man and told him to put the weapon down. Starks said when the man did not comply, officers fired a single shot at the man. He was struck and killed................

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