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Officers shoot at man during chase, manhunt in Summit County

HENEFER, Summit County — Officers fired at an armed man they were pursuing on foot Friday through Henefer, but no injuries were reported.

The foot chase near the Henefer exit on I-84 stopped traffic about 4 p.m. as officers from multiple agencies pursued the man, the Summit County Sheriff's Office reported.

The man, later identified as 27-year-old Jared York, raised his gun as police chased him. Two officers fired three shots at him, Summit County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Bridge said.

No one was injured, Bridge said.

A Morgan County sheriff's deputy had stopped York on the freeway because of a traffic violation and discovered he had an outstanding warrant for assault, Bridge said. York fled the traffic stop, and the officer advised Summit County officers that York was heading their way.

"Essentially he just got off the road here in Henefer and decided to walk through the streets of Henefer, where we eventually engaged him," Bridge said.

A reverse 911 call was used to advise Henefer residents of the pursuit, Bridge said. A local business owner who received the call contacted police and notified them York had been in his store. York ran as police arrived, pursued by the officers.

Police chased York on foot along the Weber River until officers were able to surround him and take him into custody just before 5 p.m., Bridge said. As police surrounded him, York put his gun to his head, Bridge said. Following "intense negotiations," officers eventually arrested York without further incident.

A woman who had been a passenger in York's car was also taken into custody for questioning.

Part of I-84 was shut down Friday afternoon as officers searched.

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