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SWAT Teams Evacuate Neighborhood During Stand-off With Armed Man

Residents in the Northern Utah community of Providence, who were evacuated during a police stand-off Thursday have been allowed to return to their homes.

"[Police] responded, and when they responded to the residence they were notified by the neighbors that the neighbors had heard gunshots inside the residence."

Cache County Sheriff Lt. Matt Bilodeau says 23-year-old Bryson Miller surrendered to police around 7:35 p.m. on Thursday evening. Members from Logan City and Cache County SWAT teams had surrounded Miller's home around noon on Thursday, where he had barricaded himself.

Law enforcement eventually sent a robot into the home after Miller failed to respond to verbal requests to surrender. SWAT threw tear gas into the home before approaching the armed Miller. He was cooperative when officers located him and surrendered before being taken to Logan hospital in an ambulance.

Lt. Bilodeau says the investigation surrounding the stand-off continues. No charges have been filed against Miller.

The incident and the evacuations began after officers received a phone call from Miller's mother reporting that her son was suicidal.

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah. Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University. She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio. Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007. Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.