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July 25, 2021

Suspect in custody; I-15 reopens near Scipio after what UDOT calls ‘a police incident’

SCIPIO, Millard County — A suspect is in custody and northbound I-15 near Scipio and southbound I-15 lanes near Levan have now reopened after a police incident, officials from the Utah Highway Patrol announced Wednesday evening.

UDOT warned drivers after 8 p.m. that major delays are still expected.

In a Facebook post, Millard County Sheriff’s Office warned residents to be on the lookout for the man pictured above. The post said that the man was armed with a rifle and considered very dangerous. The sheriff’s office in the same post referenced the active police incident in the Yuba State Park area. Information regarding the connection was not immediately available.

Utah Highway Patrol told KSL TV’s Garna Mejia that a suspect was found and was taken into custody. The official identification is expected to come from Juab County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 4:50 p.m., UDOT officials tweeted that all lanes of northbound I-15 near Sevier River and southbound I-15 near Yuba State Park were closed due to a police incident. At 5:17 p.m., UDOT notified drivers in another tweet that southbound I-15 was then closed near Chicken Creek and northbound I-15 was closed near Scipio.

This story will be updated.

Contributing: Garna Mejia, KSL TV

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