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Payson Police officers on Friday closed in on a man in the Swiss Village as a result of false reports he had a gun he had threatened to use.

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Payson SWAT team responds to gun threats

Bizarre behavior alarms bystanders, draws police to ultimately empty threats

Friday the 13th kept police busy with strange, back-to-back calls involving alleged threats to use a gun in a dispute. Officers ended up arresting two men, but not for weapons misconduct. The first call came in about 3:30 p.m. after a man reportedly brandished a handgun in the Walmart parking lot. An hour later, authorities got word that a man was holed up in his apartment with a shotgun.


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