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Ex-boyfriend arrested in kidnapping, assault

A man who is suspected of kidnapping and assaulting his former girlfriend was arrested by Salt Lake City police last weekend.

A man approached the woman just as she was leaving work and forced her at gunpoint to get into her car, said Salt Lake City police detective Robin Snyder.

The man had the woman drove back to her apartment, where he assaulted her, she said.

A little after 10 p.m. Saturday the woman's sister arrived at the apartment. The ring from the doorbell apparently spooked the man and he left through a window, Snyder said.

After police were called, a couple of undercover SWAT team members in an unmarked car who happened to be in the area went to the apartment complex and saw the man standing in the parking lot.

When a friend arrived to pick him up, the SWAT members decided they couldn't wait for uniformed officers so they attempted to get the driver to stop his car.

When the driver began driving off, one of the SWAT team members kicked in the driver's side window, Snyder said.

The driver stopped at that point and the man wanted for the assault was arrested, she said. He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and violation of a protective order.