Man arrested after threatening to kill himself inside doctor’s office

SWAT teams outside the Southwest Spine and Pain Center after a man entered the office and threatened to take his life with a gun.

LOGAN — A 59-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning by police after he entered the Southwest Spine and Pain Center and brandished a handgun.

Logan City Police Capt. Tyson Budge said the man reportedly walked into the doctor’s office at 550 East 1400 North, pulled out a handgun and threatened to shoot himself.

“At this point,” said Budge, “it looks like he’s a 59-year-old male who was seeking medical treatment for pain and was obviously very distraught.”

The man reportedly never threatened the doctors or nurses in the office and didn’t point the gun at anyone but himself.

Budge said negotiators were able to enter the office and talk the man into surrendering.

“The negotiators were able to talk him down,” said Budge. “He put the firearm down and surrendered himself. He was taken into custody safely.”

Budge said the man is believed to be from Bear Lake County and was a patient of the center.

Officers from Logan City and Utah State University, along with deputies from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, evacuating the building and cordoning off the area. SWAT teams and negotiators from both Logan and Cache County were also paged out.

No one was injured and an investigation is ongoing.

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