SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities have been looking for the suspected gunman in a deadly carjacking close to the College of Utah that triggered a campus-vast lockdown late Monday, police stated.
College of Utah Police Chief Dale Brophy stated early Tuesday that an injured lady got here to the varsity and reported that her husband had assaulted her whereas they have been tenting in Purple Butte Canyon, which abuts the east campus.
Brophy stated authorities have been looking for the lady’s husband, 24-yr-previous Austin Boutain, who’s suspected of fatally capturing an individual throughout a carjacking on the mouth of the canyon.
Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer said officers weren’t immediately releasing the victim’s gender or other details.
At least eight law enforcement agencies were on scene, including the FBI. A helicopter was assisting the search.
Authorities said they believe Boutain is in the foothills above Red Butte Canyon, but were continuing to search the campus. Police said they believe the canyon will be closed all of Tuesday.
The university sent an alert at 9 p.m. to students and staff to shelter in place, the Deseret News reported. The lockdown ended six hours later.
University officials canceled Tuesday classes.
Boutain appears to have lived in Cincinnati’s West Side as recently as 2015, according to Hamilton County court records.
Boutain pleaded guilty in May 2015 to obstructing official business. A charge of disorderly conduct was dismissed.
He was accused of running from officers during an investigation on the 13th floor at Good Samaritan Hospital, “causing alarm to patients and employees,” Cincinnati District 5 Police wrote in a May 2, 2015, criminal complaint in Hamilton County Municipal Court.
Boutain “thought he was wanted out of Mississippi,” police wrote. Further details on that were not available early Tuesday.
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