LOGAN — A Logan man was found dead Friday morning, May 10, following a reported medical incident, according to police. The 36-year-old man allegedly died of a self-inflicted knife wound inside an upstairs bedroom of the residence at 774 N. 200 East.

Logan City Police Lt. Barry Parslow said officers went to the home after the man’s wife called 911. There was reports of a knife being involved and the male individual being injured.

“The husband went into an upstairs bedroom,” said Parslow, “as the woman came out of the home, so police could have her safe. Officers kept the woman with them and began using a loud speaker to attempt to contact the man but received no response.”

Logan’s Special Weapons and Tactics team was dispatched to the home. Officers also blocked 200 East between 700 and 800 North, and briefly placed Mt. Logan Middle School on lockdown.

Parslow said police remained outside, attempting to contact the man inside the upstairs bedroom.

“Officers were able to deploy a drone into the home that was able to enter the room and identify that the male was injured and not moving,” Parslow stated. “Police then entered the house and were able to verify the man’s injuries. Paramedics were then cleared to enter but determined the man was deceased.”

The man’s identity is not being released, pending notification of family.

Parslow said police reopened 200 East and lifted the middle school lockdown shortly after determining there was no longer a threat to the neighboring area.

“It allowed us space to move and operate, and we just wanted to be careful,” explained Parslow.

In a statement to parents, Mt. Logan Middle School Assistant Principal John Taggart said all students were kept inside the school due to the police activity nearby and classes remained on regular schedule. He explained that all students were accounted for, and he thanked law enforcement for keeping them safe. 

No one else was injured in the incident, according to Parslow. He said it was an “unfortunate event.”

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of self-harm, seek help right away. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline offers free, confidential assistance from trained crisis counselors, available 24 hours a day.

You can reach the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by:

Calling or texting 988.

Calling 800.273.TALK.

Visiting 988.lifeline.org.

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