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Police shoot suspect after hostage situation in Farmington

Sep 10, 2021 11:05AM ● By Becky Ginos

FARMINGTON—A suspect involved in an overnight pursuit by officers was shot by police and taken into custody Friday morning after a standoff where the 31-year-old man held five people hostage at a residence in a neighborhood near the Centerville and Farmington border.  

The incident started about 1:30 a.m. when police said Joseph Manard fled after he was involved in an incident in Clearfield. Manard drove away then abandoned the car he was driving near 34th and Center streets then carjacked another vehicle and fired a shot into the window before driving it away. 

Manard abandoned the stolen car near I-15 and Glover Lane in Farmington after police spiked the tires of the vehicle. He ran into a neighborhood where police began a street by street search. The Davis School District cancelled morning kindergarten at Reading and Stewart Elementaries and the rest of the school had a late start at 10:30 a.m.

An arrest warrant for Manard had been issued on Wednesday in connection with an aggravated assault involving his family. He was charged in 2nd District Court on Thursday with aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping and unauthorized vehicle control for an extended time.

Manard was taken to an area hospital and later succumbed to his injuries. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.