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Suspect Apprehended at Zion National Park

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News Release Date: August 31, 2021

Contact: Amanda Rowland

SPRINGDALE, UT – Zion National Park officials confirmed that 4:57 am MT Washington County Sheriff Deputies were involved in a pursuit starting in St George. The suspect was allegedly setting fires in dumpsters and to LDS churches. The suspect was pursued from St George into Zion National Park where he crashed at the Canyon Junction bridge. There the suspect was taken into custody. A small fire was started at the crash site and a Hurricane Brush truck was dispatched and put it out. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Springdale Fire and Police Department, Hurricane Fire Department and Zion National Park Law Enforcement worked as a team to resolve this issue. The incident is currently under investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is the lead agency.  



Last updated: August 31, 2021

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